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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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I have an appointment with my doctor on March 2 and I'm going to ask to be tested for Celiac, as he suggested this a few months ago. I know you have to be eating gluten to get proper results but I've been on a gluten free diet for the last 3 days. I'm wondering if I can continue to be gluten free until March 2? Will a week and a few days really make a difference when getting tested? Will the results still show up as positive?

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From all I have read you need to be on the gluten diet for the blood test and biospy. Three days should not hurt but I would tell your doctor that you where on the diet for three days. Make sure you get the full celiac blood panel. What kind of doctor are you seeing? GP, GI, Endo? I have read it really makes a difference to go to a doctor who specializes in Celiac. I had a good endo that suspected I might have Celiac.

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I'm seeing a GP, my family doctor. He referred me to a GI specialist but I don't know when that appointment will be yet, it's a long wait. So in the mean time I want to ask him about testing for celiac as he mentioned it to me a few months back. My appointment with my doctor isn't until March 2 so it will be longer then 3 days that I'll be on a gluten free diet when/if the test is done. So will a week of being gluten free make a difference?

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When my doctor called me about the results of the Celiac Panel he told me NOT to go on the Celiac diet until I had the biopsys. I would call your doctor and let him know that you have been on the Celiac diet and for how long.

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I'm seeing a GP, my family doctor. He referred me to a GI specialist but I don't know when that appointment will be yet, it's a long wait. So in the mean time I want to ask him about testing for celiac as he mentioned it to me a few months back. My appointment with my doctor isn't until March 2 so it will be longer then 3 days that I'll be on a gluten free diet when/if the test is done. So will a week of being gluten free make a difference?

Go back on gluten today and stay on it until all your tests are done.

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