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How do I get tested for celiac?
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Dr. Joshua Batt
Emergency Medicine
4 doctors agree
In brief: Many
Celiac disease is a common disease affectng about 1 in 100-150 americans.
Its symptoms can be confused with symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome, inflammatory bowel disease, diverticulitis, GI infections....The diagnosis of celiac is based on symptoms, blood tests and confirmed by biopsy of the small bowel.

In brief: Many
Celiac disease is a common disease affectng about 1 in 100-150 americans.
Its symptoms can be confused with symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome, inflammatory bowel disease, diverticulitis, GI infections....The diagnosis of celiac is based on symptoms, blood tests and confirmed by biopsy of the small bowel.
Dr. Joshua Batt
Dr. Joshua Batt
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Dr. Robert Stuart
Family Medicine
2 doctors agree
In brief: Blood test
There is a blood test for celiac disease.
However, if you are not having diarrhea or losing weight, it is probably a waste of money. Depending on your symptoms, the best bet is to see a competent physician and let them do the diagnosing.

In brief: Blood test
There is a blood test for celiac disease.
However, if you are not having diarrhea or losing weight, it is probably a waste of money. Depending on your symptoms, the best bet is to see a competent physician and let them do the diagnosing.
Dr. Robert Stuart
Dr. Robert Stuart
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
In brief: Ask your doc
Initial screening for gluten sensitivity/ CD can be done with blood tests that any primary care provider can order. They might be done locally or mailed out to a regional lab.
If the screening tests are positive, confirmatory testing with a G I specialist can be arranged.

In brief: Ask your doc
Initial screening for gluten sensitivity/ CD can be done with blood tests that any primary care provider can order. They might be done locally or mailed out to a regional lab.
If the screening tests are positive, confirmatory testing with a G I specialist can be arranged.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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