Answer Bank

Frequently Asked Questions


Are family history and genetics important in diagnosing celiac disease? And, if so, how should I decide whether to have a biopsy?

Family history and genetics are important, but they don’t determine whether an endoscopic biopsy should occur. They merely help you determine whether you’re in an at-risk group, or not. Read our “Diagnosis of Celiac Disease” Factsheet to learn more. March, 2016