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Which are the normal blood levels labs for celiac disease?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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Dr. Nguyen Phan
Internal Medicine

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Nguyen Phan
Dr. Nguyen Phan
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Dr. James Ferguson
Truly celiac patients need to know, as does their doc.Since other autoimmune can emerge in celiac patients, their doc will be aware & look early for these. Gluten is not a dietary necessity, but the fad of "exclusion" without some testing could place patients at risk.
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