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Someone thinks I have a glutten alergy - celiac. What tests are done for this?
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Dr. Ed Friedlander
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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