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What blood lab tests are recommended to screen for gluten

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What blood lab tests are recommended to screen for gluten sensitivity?
Hello,
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Though celiac disease can be diagnosed through a blood test and an intestinal biopsy that shows damage to the villi, there’s no reliable test for gluten sensitivity.

There are certain tests can confirm the presence of some conditions that commonly occur as a result of gluten intolerance:

-Low iron levels(check serum iron levels)
-Fat in the stool(stool examination)
-Poor dental health due to malnourishment(dental examination)
-Poor calcium absorption(serum calcium level).

With these tests & clinical examination,gluten sensitivity is diagnosed.

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Customer: replied 3 years ago.
Would an IgG test provide any answers?
Dear customer,
Thank you for asking follow up question.

In celiac disease, the body produces two types of antibodies that attack tTG: immunoglobulin A (IgA) and immunoglobulin G (IgG).

tTG (anti-tissue transglutaminase)-IgA test is very specific to celiac disease, meaning that if you have a positive tTG, it’s very likely that you have celiac disease and not another condition.

AGA (antigliadin antibodies)-IgG is another antigliadin test and is less specific to celiac disease, but it may be useful in detecting gluten sensitivity or leaky gut syndrome.

These tests are not sure specific tests but along with clinical symptoms,they help greatly to reach to the final conclusion.

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Dr. Robert


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