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Is it okay to be already on a gluten free diet when you go for blood work to test for celiac disease?

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Dr. Sidney Vinson
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology

In brief: Yes and no

Being on a strict gluten free diet may make serologies for celiac disease falsely negative.
If possible, eating gluten for a week or so prior is better.

In brief: Yes and no

Being on a strict gluten free diet may make serologies for celiac disease falsely negative.
If possible, eating gluten for a week or so prior is better.
Dr. Sidney Vinson
Dr. Sidney Vinson
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Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology

In brief: Celiac disease

A skin biopsy and direct immunofluorescence test of the skin are performed in most cases.
Your doctor may also recommend a biopsy of the intestines.

In brief: Celiac disease

A skin biopsy and direct immunofluorescence test of the skin are performed in most cases.
Your doctor may also recommend a biopsy of the intestines.
Dr. Michael Fisher
Dr. Michael Fisher
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