A 35-year-old female asked:
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wheat allergy & mostly (not 100%) gluten free diet. still has gastro issues. doc testing for celiac. w/ mostly gluten-free diet will test b accurate?

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Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience 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 dramatic and accepted confirmatory test for celiac disease is a small intestine biopsy. The biopsy test would be most reliable when someone has had a gluten challenge.
Answered on Mar 19, 2015
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