What Happens If You Get Tested For Celiac Disease When You’re Already Gluten-Free | #AskAnne
One of the most frequently asked questions among those who switch to a gluten-free diet is if they should be tested for celiac disease. We asked resident dietitian and Director of Nutritional Services for Dr. Schar USA, Dr. Anne, to help answer this question in our new video series #AskAnne.
If you are already on a strict gluten free diet – then the tests will be negative. The usual testing done measures the antibodies that are produced in response to eating gluten. If gluten has already been removed from the diet – the antibodies will not be reactive. If you wanted to get a definitive diagnosis it would require putting gluten back in your diet for at least four weeks in the volume of at least four servings per day.
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