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.
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What are the major symptoms of celiac disease?
Celiac Disease Symptoms
What testing is available for celiac disease?
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
Did you ever wonder if your gluten-free diet is really 100% gluten-free? Did you know that you're supposed to be getting regular checkups with your doctor to verify that?
The Gluten Detective's stool and urine at-home test kits are designed to verify that your diet is gluten-free, at least during the seven days prior to running a test.
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I think that your suggestion to re-evaluate the advice re wheat glucose syrup is very valid. Whether or not, WGC contains enough gluten to cause an adverse reaction in a coeliac is dependent on the manufacturing process. The key comment in the Australian article is 'most'. So 10% (it could be much more) instances of WGC will cause an adverse reaction. Your posts pointing this out are to be commended. Many sites quote the Finnish study that found 'no reaction'. However this study was flawed as it only used one example of WGC and one that was supplied by the industry who, naturally, had a vested interest to ensure that the sample was truly gluten-free. Resulting in a 'no reaction' result. Had the Finnish study bothered to obtain a wider variety of samples of WGC from different sources then the result would have been radically different. Based on my wife's experiences, wheat glucose syrup is best avoided. Just like that wretched Xanthan gum which also can cause an adverse reaction.
Thought cyrex is very similar to a celiac testing panel?
Mostly I was just curious if IGG test results are worth anything as an indicator. I've read they can just indicate that you're actually tolerate or have recent eaten the foods (I was prior to the test).
The other alternative is just eliminating it from your diet and seeing if you do end up feeling better. There’s a chance your not celiacs and could be intolerant which is just as bad for reactions but can’t be proven with the celiac testing. It depends on how bad you would feel eating it every day for the next two months, especially moving into a new semester.
I am the only one in my immediate family (out of my 3 siblings and both parents) to have celiacs even thought I inherited the autoimmune thyroid issues from my parents, but have a second cousin who was diagnosed 8 years ago and that’s it.