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      Frequently Asked Questions About Celiac Disease   09/30/2015

      This Celiac.com FAQ on celiac disease will guide you to all of the basic information you will need to know about the disease, its diagnosis, testing methods, a gluten-free diet, etc.   Subscribe to FREE Celiac.com email alerts What are the major symptoms of celiac disease? Celiac Disease Symptoms What testing is available for celiac disease? - list blood tests, endo with biopsy, genetic test and enterolab (not diagnostic) Celiac Disease Screening Interpretation of Celiac Disease Blood Test Results Can I be tested even though I am eating gluten free? How long must gluten be taken for the serological tests to be meaningful? The Gluten-Free Diet 101 - A Beginner's Guide to Going Gluten-Free Is celiac inherited? Should my children be tested? Ten Facts About Celiac Disease Genetic Testing Is there a link between celiac and other autoimmune diseases? Celiac Disease Research: Associated Diseases and Disorders Is there a list of gluten foods to avoid? Unsafe Gluten-Free Food List (Unsafe Ingredients) Is there a list of gluten free foods? Safe Gluten-Free Food List (Safe Ingredients) Gluten-Free Alcoholic Beverages Distilled Spirits (Grain Alcohols) and Vinegar: Are they Gluten-Free? Where does gluten hide? Additional Things to Beware of to Maintain a 100% Gluten-Free Diet Free recipes: Gluten-Free Recipes Where can I buy gluten-free stuff? Support this site by shopping at The Celiac.com Store.

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Hi,

Can someone tell me what blood tests I need to ask for. My dd has Celiac, and I highly suspect my youngest does also. I have never been tested. But am due for a regular appt. so I thought I would ask my doc. to run a panel, just to see. I want to make sure she runs the correct ones. Especially since I don't have any classic symptoms of Celiac, I may have a hard time getting her to run even the basics. I know it can often times be genetic and since my husband is Native American, its much more likely to have come thru my bloodlines.

Thanks!

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The standard celiac panel is total IgA, anti-gliadin IgA, anti-TTG IgA, and sometimes anti-endomysial (EMA) IgA. The anti-EMA is expensive and is not always run. If you come up IgA deficient, you can justify the IgG versions to insurance. The new deamidated gliadin peptide IgG is very sensitive and specific if the lab your doctor uses has it (that one is IgG whether or not you're IgA deficient).

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