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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience in Pathology
Yes: The antibody test is likely to remain positive for a long time after going on gluten free diet. The test for hla antigen will certainly remain unchang ... Read More

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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience in Pathology
Which blood test?: Diagnosis of gluten sensitivity, celiac disease is only partly determined by blood tests and there are more than one type of tests for celiac disease. ... Read More
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Feola
30 years experience in Internal Medicine
GLUTEN FREE DIET: Yes , Gluten causes inflammation in the body and is difficult to breakdown.. Als allergies develop over time and exposure, therefore many people devel ... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Goldman
54 years experience in Rheumatology
May be neuro or myof: This may be neurological or myofascial type of paresthesias. Unlikely to be gluten but your physician can check all of these considerations
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
26 years experience in Internal Medicine
Avoid it.: Not sure what testing you had done, but... If you reliably develop symptoms with ingestion, then stop eating it. There are two common wheat relate ... Read More
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience in Pediatrics
Several available: You can go through a two stage screening process.Celiac disease is an exaggerated form of gluten intolerance and may be suspected based on blood tests ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Machtinger
43 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Neither: No allergy antibodies in food intolerance. That's what we're looking for with blood and skin testing. So testing can rule-out food allergy in a case o ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience in Pediatrics
Yes: Several simple blood tests look for antibodies present in celiac disease. The common test is tissue transglutaminase antibody (ttg iga). Blood tests a ... Read More
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A 62-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Gromisch
37 years experience in Gastroenterology
Wheat allergy: There are some food allergy panels from the larger labs that can test for wheat allergy. Try avoiding all wheat in your diet and see what happens if ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Rumbyrt
31 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Just ask: Keep in mind however, that blood testing for food allergies can sometimes overestimate allergic reactivity. Thus, skin testing is usually the preferr ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Ramirez
17 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Blood test: Usually doctors will start with getting a history. There is more to gluten sensitivity than just "stomach problems". Then they might order a blood t ... Read More
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A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
38 years experience in Gastroenterology
Clarification for U: Microscopic colitis (lymphocytic colitis & collagenous colitis) is a colon biopsy diagnosis made typically in patients with atypical diarrhea, & is of ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience in Pediatrics
Yes,but: There are many that have positive antibody tests that are not positive by biopsy study.
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Hemming
16 years experience in Gastroenterology
TTG IgA , others : Arguably the most accurate is the ttg IgA level. In those who are IgA deficient, i believe a dpg igg is the best. Others include anti-endomysial antib ... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pierrette Mimi Poinsett
37 years experience in Pediatrics
No: These tests help to determine kidney function, degree of hydration.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience in Rheumatology
No such thing: They check for specific autoantibodies associated with celiac disease, usually the endomysial antibody.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Rosenthal
20 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Better tests exist: The tissue transglutaminase IgA antibody is more specific and sensative than the anti-gliadin or anti-endomesial antibody.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Fronzaglia ii, do, ms
20 years experience in Geriatrics
Not usually: Assuming the correct tests were performed, negative results should rule out the disease. If you are still having symptoms though, you should try elimi ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Roland El ghazal
13 years experience in Pulmonary Critical Care
Not necessarily: These elevated antibodies levels are usually several folds higher in Crohn's disease compared to individuals without it. Malabsorption should not caus ... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anne Phelan-adams
Specializes in Family Medicine
The blood test for: H. Pylori checks for antibodies against the bacterium. Antibodies are proteins that help your body fight off infection and they may be detectable ind ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Randy Baker
39 years experience in Holistic Medicine
No, definite chance: Blood tests for wheat allergy measure IgG and/or IgE antibodies to proteins in wheat (which may include gluten) but not everyone with celiac disease w ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Linda Green
44 years experience in Pediatric Allergy and Asthma
Yes: Allergy testing is fairly accurate for allergies due to ige mediated allergic reactions. Others types of immune and non-immune reactions are not detec ... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. John cuong Doan
17 years experience in Family Medicine
Not sure: how you test for Crohn's, IBS from stools or blood tests. Crohn's is a biopsy pathological diagnosis. IBS is clinical. Celiac disease is the only ... Read More
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience in Pediatrics
?which test ?: Testing for celiac varies. There are blood tests, which can show positive with small amounts of gluten intake. (1/10 of a slice of bread)The most dram ... Read More
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