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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 What if my doctor won't listen to me? An Open Letter to Skeptical Health Care Practitioners Gluten-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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Hello :)

I have been gluten, wheat, and dairy free now since the first part of January 2004. I feel great, have lost weight with excersise, ect, but am wondering something:

I have not had the blood test...and since I have a heck of a cold now, I might be going to the doctor to see if it's upper resperatory. While there, I like to address as many concerns as I can and my doc is always willing to listen.

Should I ask about the celiac test? I have also thought about calling my allergist and talking to him about the test for celiac. I did not test allergic to wheat, but he said that based on my symptoms (I would have diahreea after the first meal of the day, lots of gas, and diahreea was a common event in my life), I should try it. Well, I've tried it and I feel better and so this has prompted me to think about the blood test.

I had an endoscopy, and that biopsy was normal and so was my colonoscopy. So, would it hurt to get the blood test?

-Kel

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I have been gluten, wheat, and dairy free now since the first part of January 2004.

Since you have not been ingesting gluten, your body won't be producing antibodies for the gluten. Therefore your blood tests will come back negative. In order to get the testing, you need to be eating gluten products. Best of luck!!

-Jessica

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I found a link to a website I found online for a place called Entrolab that does celiac disease testing amongst other tests that you can do in the privacy of your own home and send off as a stool sample. They poop it properly so it isnt altered or contaminated or spoil so to speak. The test sounds like a promise because you do not have to ingest gluten to get accurate results.

I dont know about you but I donthave the guts or the time to sit in a bathroom all day in pain practically dying just to get a positive result. Ive heard youd have to eat gluten (about 4 slices of bread a day) in order to get the right amount to damage the villi enough for accurate results... I think thats bull. I have a daughter that I have to raise.. I cant sit in a bathroom all dang day!

Here is the link. Im giong to do it as soon as i get the money. Ill let you alll know how it goes.

http://www.enterolab.com/

this second link it directly to ordering the tests...

https://www.enterolab.com/Tests/Orders/

This is the one I am doing: Gluten Sensitivity Stool and Gene Panel Complete

(Plus Free Milk Sensitivity Stool Test) It will cost a pretty penny $349.00, but i need answers!

Good luck!! :D

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