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  1. ThisGalsGlutenFree

    Celiac Testing for My Kids

    Thank you for your reply! We’ll shop around and try to find a good discount. I hope that your daughter (and my son) is in the clear!
  2. Hi! I was diagnosed with celiac disease in 2014 on the basis of a positive tTG-IgG test. My doctor ordered only tTG-IgA and tTG-IgG tests for me; I tested negative on the IgA test, but didn't have a total serum IgA test, so I don't know...
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    Continue With Testing, Or Stop?

    Cyclinglady, I like the idea of sending my test results in as proof that not everyone with celiac has an IgA response. This is a great first step to getting the correct testing for my parents. Supermaltese, thanks for responding about...
  4. I finally got my mom to go for celiac disease blood testing because of my own diagnosis. I gave her the following panel, and told her to be specific with her doctor, and request these tests: Tissue Transglutaminase IgA & IgG Endomysial...
  5. ThisGalsGlutenFree

    Dh And Iodine Contrast

    Has anyone who experiences the DH rash had a CT scan with contrast? My doctor ordered one for me, and when I realized that the contrast is iodine based, I headed straight here to ask around. I was not properly diagnosed with DH rash after...
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    Advice For Family's Screening Tests

    cyclinglady, I appreciate your reply. I was beginning to doubt what I know because of their doctors' responses. Thank you for this link and education sheet. I think this will help a lot. I'll pass on the insurance heads-up to my family...
  7. I need some advice...I was diagnosed with celiac disease last year, and because it's hereditary, I've been pushing my parents and my brother to be screened as well. I know that having the genes for celiac does not automatically mean that...
  8. ThisGalsGlutenFree

    Flour Canisters

    Thank you, Colleen!
  9. ThisGalsGlutenFree

    Flour Canisters

    lpellegr, I haven't ventured into gluten free bread baking yet, but I recently bought some run-of-the mill stainless steel pans for gluten-free bread recipes. Haven't used them yet though...can you tell me how/why gluten-free bread pans...
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    Diagnosing Dh Rash

    Thanks, mitchgam and squirimingitch for your replies. There is such a steep learning curve with celiac and dh, Unfortunately, I can identify with the rebound effect. What I didn't say in my original post, because I thought that it was unrelated...
  11. ThisGalsGlutenFree

    Diagnosing Dh Rash

    I have what may be a DH rash, but I began a gluten-free diet before my doctor recommended having a biopsy to confirm the diagnosis. My doctor’s recommendation for a biopsy was based on, in her words, a ‘low-positive’ tTG IgG result (My I...
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    Correct Diagnosis?

    The tTG IgA and tTG IgG were the only celiac tests ordered. Since finding this forum, I see that there are several other tests that could or should have been ordered. I've been eating gluten free for over two weeks now, so any other blood...
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    Correct Diagnosis?

    Please forgive my ignorance in including the ANA result; it was on the same page of the lab report as the celiac tests, so I wondered if I should include it. Thanks to each of you for your comments. I think I may be a bit in denial about...
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    Correct Diagnosis?

    Thanks to both of you for your replies! SMRI, my doctor did not order a total IgA. She ordered tTG IgA & IgG, ANA, CBC & platelets, and a comprehensive metabolic panel. I believe that the CBC was run because she suspected that my...
  15. I recently had a blood test because my doctor suspects that I have celiac disease. The results, in her words, suggest that I carry the antibody for celiac disease: The ANA screen is negative (no titer performed), the tTG-IgA is negative...