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Can people with celiac sprue donate blood?

Can people with celiac sprue donate blood?

Yes.: Yes if in remission. It's not a blood-borne disease so the recipient will not be adversely affected. A person with untreated or incompletely treated celiac disease should not donate because it would be detrimental to their health. Once celiac disease is controlled through diet a person should be able to handle the rigors of blood donation. ...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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Can people with celiac sprue donate blood or plasma?

Can people with celiac sprue donate blood or plasma?

Yes: Yes you can; it is not an infection; you can't catch it from a transfusion. ...Read more

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Is it safe for a person with celiac disease to donate blood?

Is it safe for a person with celiac disease to donate blood?

Sure, if not anemic: Celiac sprue isn't "catching"; you're blood is not tainted by infection.. If you don't have iron deficiency or anemia (both not uncommon in celiac), then yes you could donate blood, and thank you for doing it. ...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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Which are the normal blood levels labs for celiac disease?

Which are the normal blood levels labs for celiac disease?

Restate the question: There are no normal blood levels for celiac disease. Some lab tests are abnormal in patients with celiac disease, e.g., antibodies to tissue transglutaminase. ...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

Dr. Donald Alves
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Blood Donation (Definition)

Blood donation is the act of giving ones blood to a blood bank, so that it may be used in the future to help someone else. People with transmissible viral diseases, such as HIV or hepatitis C, are not able to donate blood, as ...Read more