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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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Hi, I have an adult son with Down syndrome. There is more incidence of Celiac Disease with Down syndrome. I am just starting to have my son tested. His IgA total, was 565 where the range was listed as (69 - 309). It is very hard to search the cause of a high IgA. Any insight and what further testing should be done is welcomed. We do not see his PCP for a few weeks so I'm just really concerned.

We had some GI testing done this summer. Has GERD, but really nothing was "flagged" as a top area of concern. He was still on antibodics for infection found from aspiration pneumonia. He coughs sometimes when he eats and that had just started.Had an endoscope but not tested for celiac disease.

Thanks for any insight.

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I would have him get a biopsy, not just an endoscopy. Just keep him on the gluten diet until his testing is complete. I would call his GI doc and not wait for his PCP.

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