A 57-year-old female asked:
Disclaimer

is iga ttg test reliable?. is it really possible to have undesirable inflammatory symptoms from gluten foods w/o celiac disease

1 doctor answer
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
57 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Not 100%: It is believed that it is around 90% sensitive if you are still consuming gluten. If you have avoided gluten for awhile, then the test is useless unless positive. There is no evidence that gluten avoidance benefits otherwise healthy people. This is just the disease du jour.
Answered on Mar 13, 2015

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
24/7 visits
$15 per month

Related questions:

A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Clinical challenge: If none of the blood tests are conclusive, biopsy is generally diagnostic. If for any reason even that is not helpful, it may be worthwhile to do a cl ... Read More
A 4-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marvin Ott
20 years experience Emergency Medicine
Not necessarily: The blood test for celiac is notoriously inaccurate. The gold standard for testing is endoscopy with biopsy. If you are not ready to go that invasive, ... Read More
1
1 thank
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
57 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Highly likely: Do note that your symptoms may not improve noticeably for weeks or months after avoiding gluten. So don't be impatient.
1
1 thank
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nayla Mumneh
29 years experience Allergy and Immunology
No: It does not affect a blood test.
1
1 thank

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
24/7 visits
$15 per month