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? - 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
Where can I buy gluten-free stuff?
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I have an order for bloodwork being sent to me by the doctor's office. I was off gluten for about a week and a half after my endoscopy, but when I requested the blood test on Friday, I went back on gluten. How long is long enough to be back on gluten for the blood test, since I was only off of it for a week and a half?
I also have a high allergy to corn....it is in everything and everywhere. Really makes life tough as it is undeclared ingredient in some proprietary blends, spices, etc. Also used under many many other names, from fiber, matodextrin, vegetable fiber, and some that make no sense at all.
Yes she has had repeat blood work and everything was normal. I've gone to top doctors in the area (NYC). She's been tested for everything all negative. Wondering if another food sensitivity. Ennis-- I'm going to try this-- put her on a bland diet for a few days. Everyone is great! Thank you!
Try the blood test for the gluten antibodies as mentioned above first to make sure there is no gluten sneaking in.
Might try extending the elimination diet trial runs by a few days. ALSO random thought, I personally sometimes get a flare up from eating a food that did not bother me for days and it bothers my UC just randomly. And I have to remove it and any kind of spice for a few days then I am fine eating them again once it calms down and the inflammation goes down. Along this line she might be reacting at seemingly random to a spice or ingredient just at certain times. If she has damaged intestines it is not uncommon to react to spice, or certain high histamine or acidic foods at first, Hate to say it but try a more bland and very very simple diet of nut butters, seed butters, egg, steamed veggies simple unprocessed meats (not grilled but baked or steamed) for a few weeks cooking them really soft by using microwave, steamer, baking dish. to prevent making them hard and avoid any spices or condiments. Also avoid stuff that can irritate the gut like onions, garlic, tomatoes peppers, fruits. I find doing this sort of "resets" me faster.