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I carry the gene for celiac disease and some of my 1st-degree relatives have been diagnosed with it. I’ve never shown symptoms and don’t have elevated antibodies in my blood. Should I still get an endoscopy?

There is no indication that an endoscopy is needed for a 1st-degree relative of someone with celiac disease if no symptoms are present and blood shows no elevated antibodies. July, 2012