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Can blood tests check for celiac disease?

Can blood tests check for celiac disease?

Yes: Blood tests can be done as well as if an egd is done, a biopsy can be done that is more specific to test for celiac. ...Read more

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Dr. John Chiu
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Celiac Disease (Definition)

In celiac disease, the body reacts to gluten (in wheat and gluten-like proteins in rye and barley) resulting in damage to the small intestine. This limits the intestine's ability to absorb some nutrients. Typically, people with celiac disease have loose stools, bloating, abdominal pain or discomfort, weight loss, poor weight gain ...Read more


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Could celiac disease blood tests work if you are not currently eating gluten?

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 unchanged. See this site for more info. http://digestive.niddk.nih.gov/ddiseases/pubs/celiactesting/. ...Read more

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My doc ordered 4 blood tests testing for celiac disease. I live in rural Iowa. They had to sent to Mayo. Why is this? What are the tests?

My doc ordered 4 blood tests testing for celiac disease. I live in rural Iowa. They had to sent to Mayo. Why is this? What are the tests?

Varies: There are a number of tests that are used to screen for celiac disease. The tissue transglutaminase IGA is one of the more dependable, usually ordered with an IGA level.There are others, and the delicate nature of the tests requires that they be done in a facility that does them often to be reliable. Local hospitals rarely have the volume to invest in the specialized equipment. ...Read more

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Is it absolutely impossible to have celiac disease without positive blood tests and biopsy? Even with all symptoms and other autoimmune diseases?

Is it absolutely impossible to have celiac disease without positive blood tests and biopsy? Even with all symptoms and other autoimmune diseases?

Very unlikely: The gold standard of celiac disease is the small bowel biopsy. Blood tests, if positive are helpful. You don't provide enough clinical detail to give you more specific advice. Denmark has several excellent hospitals and medical schools.I suggest you should be evaluated in a tertiary medical center.l ...Read more

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I have not checked for Celiac disease. Should I get a blood test? I have been under a lot of stress lately. I also drink a lot of caffeine.

I have not checked for Celiac disease. Should I get a blood test? I have been under a lot of stress lately. I also drink a lot of caffeine.

Maybe: Your question does not provide enough info to confirm or exclude need for a celiac screening. It is a real problem with some subtle symptoms and effects. Screening is simple but confirmation requires an intestinal biopsy.You should have it confirmed before trying a gluten free lifestyle, which has a cult like following. True celiacs have other associated risks that need to be explored. ...Read more

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Celiac disease blood testing involves what tests usually?

Celiac disease blood testing involves what tests usually?

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 antibodies. The gold standard is duodenal biopsies obtained during endoscopy. ...Read more

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Can celiac disease be 100% ruled out with the blood test?

Can celiac disease be 100% ruled out with the blood test?

Yes: If genetic markers (DQ 4, 8) are negative and there is not antibody to gliadin peptide, celiac disease can be ruled out. ...Read more

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What are the tests for celiac disease? Blood?

What are the tests for celiac disease? Blood?

Anti-tTG first: In suspected celiac disease / gluten enteropathy / sprue, the cheap screening test is the anti-ttg (tissue transglutiminase); followup may include the more costly IgA anti-endomysial antibdies (ema), biopsy of the gut, and/or a trial of a gluten-free diet. No one knows how common celiac disease really is; what matters is whether gluten elimination ultimately helps you. ...Read more

Blood Tests (Definition)

Blood is usually drawn from your ...Read more