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Dr. Jill Carnahan
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Celiac Panel (Overview)

A series of tests are done for diagnosis of celiac disease. This includes: the following serology tests: IgA endosomal assay, antitissue trans-glutaminase antibodies, antigliadin antibody assay. These tests are done during exposure to gluten. Small bowel biopsy is also done.


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My brother tested positive on a celiac panel. Does that mean that he has celiac disease?

My brother tested positive on a celiac panel. Does that mean that he has celiac disease?

Celiac diagnosis: The "gold standard" procedure for diagnosis of celiac disease is the upper GI biopsy, but a skin biopsy for dermatitis herpetiformis (itchy blisters) from an elbow or shin can also be definitive. Both biopsies show IgA antibodies in the tissues. Many people without "perfect" diagnoses still find they benefit from gluten free diets. Your brother's blood test is suggestive but not definitive. ...Read more

Dr. Jill Carnahan
25 doctors shared insights

Celiac Panel (Overview)

A series of tests are done for diagnosis of celiac disease. This includes: the following serology tests: IgA endosomal assay, antitissue trans-glutaminase antibodies, antigliadin antibody assay. These tests are done during exposure to gluten. Small bowel biopsy is also done.


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What are symptoms of celiacs disease and am I more likely to have it because my grandfather does?

What are symptoms of celiacs disease and am I more likely to have it because my grandfather does?

Variable Sx; slight: Celiac can have variable sx, incl gas, bloat, diarrhea, wt loss, rarely gain, constipation, joint aches and pains (often from vitamin d def), fatigue (often from iron def), osteoporosis, swallowing probl, rarely liver probl. Can get screened with blood testing, and/or genetic testing. Assoc with other autoimmune diseases such as ibd, psoriasis, rheum arth, lupus, type 1 diabetes, thyroid disease. ...Read more

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Living with Celiac Disease (Checklist)

Schedule a visit with a dietitian
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When eating out, inform your waitstaff you are intolerant of gluten
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My brother tested positive on a celiac panel. Does that mean that he has celiac disease?

Celiac diagnosis: The "gold standard" procedure for diagnosis of celiac disease is the upper GI biopsy, but a skin biopsy for dermatitis herpetiformis (itchy blisters) from an elbow or shin can also be definitive. Both biopsies show IgA antibodies in the tissues. Many people without "perfect" diagnoses still find they benefit from gluten free diets. Your brother's blood test is suggestive but not definitive. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: celiac panel?

What is the definition or description of: celiac panel?

Serum tests : A series of tests are done for diagnosis of celiac disease. This includes: the following serology tests: IgA endosomal assay, antitissue trans-glutaminase antibodies, antigliadin antibody assay. These tests are done during exposure to gluten. Small bowel biopsy is also done. ...Read more

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Can you tell me the most common cause for elevated igg? I had a celiac panel and this was the only abnormal result.

Can you tell me the most common cause for elevated igg? I had a celiac panel and this was the only abnormal result.

Usually nothing: Unless extremely elevated and found to be monoclonal (identical property in layman's term), it usually does not mean much. Other causes include a chronic bacterial infection. ...Read more

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If EGD came up negative for celiac, do I need to do a celiac panel blood test?

If EGD came up negative for celiac, do I need to do a celiac panel blood test?

Doubtful.: The EGD with biopsy and direct investigation is the gold standard in regards to diagnostic testing for celiac disease. ...Read more

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I recently had a celiac panel done and it came back negative. However the immunoglobulin a, qn, serum level was low at 59. Is this serious?

I recently had a celiac panel done and it came back negative. However the immunoglobulin a, qn, serum level was low at 59. Is this serious?

Unlikely: Low IgA occurs in about 1/333 people. Most people with this isolated deficiency do not have problem. A very low IgA level may make a celiac test based on IgA antibody false-negative- ie. The disease is there but the test fails to detect it. However yours is not low enough. ...Read more

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