Getting Tested

A simple blood test (having your blood drawn), can determine if one has celiac disease. It's called a "celiac panel", which consists of the following blood tests:

  • AGA (antigliadin antibodies) - IgA
  • AGA - IgG
  • tTG (anti-tissue transglutaminase) - IgA * 
  • EMA (anti-endomysial antibodies) - IgA *
  • Total serum IgA

* MUST HAVE these blood tests

Dr. Fasano says you only need 4 out of the 5 factors to diagnosis celiac disease - here are the 5 factors:

Being tested for celiac disease before starting a gluten-free diet, is CRUCIAL. 

DO NOT stop eating gluten before getting tested. 

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