Monday, July 09, 2012

Testing for Celiac Disease (Celiac Sprue)

Here are some tips regarding Celiac Disease:
  • All patients with history of "irritable bowel syndrome" should be tested for celiac disease
  • Testing should be done on a HIGH gluten diet
  • These test have the highest diagnostic accuracy (better than IgG):
    • Endomysial IgA 
    • Tissue transglutaminase IgA 
  • Diagnosis needs to be confirmed with small bowel biopsy


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