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How can you test for celiac disease?

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Dr. Steven Machtinger
43 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Antibody blood test : The definitive test is intestinal endoscopy with duodenal biopsy but screening for celiac disease aka gluten enteropathy is by a blood test for antibodies associated with the disease - ttg-a & ttg-g. Serum IgA is also obtained. If the patient has not been on gluten for a while antibody levels often fall into the normal range.
Answered on Jan 12, 2015
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