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.

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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...

Which are the normal blood levels labs for celiac disease?

Depends. Each lab has its own reference range for out of range celiac panels. I would refer to those that come along with the lab report. However, you don't have to have positive tests to be gluten-sensitive. Why not just cut gluten out of the diet for 8 weeks and keep a journal? This is cheaper. If you do go gluten-free, make sure you "play all out' and not cheat. Otherwise, no sense in self-torture. Read more...
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...

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...

Can blood tests check for celiac disease?

Yes. Several simple blood tests look for antibodies present in celiac disease. The common test is tissue transglutaminase antibody (ttg iga). Blood tests are also available to test for the genes hla-dq2 and hla-dq8, which are seen in celiac disease patients. Read more...
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...

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...