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Frequently Asked Questions


What if I’m showing symptoms, but my blood work is negative for elevated antibodies? Should I still have a biopsy done?

The decision to have a biopsy is meant to better determine what is causing the symptoms. A negative tTG, because it’s an extremely sensitive test, decreases your likelihood of having celiac disease (but never 0%, hence the choice to have a biopsy must be based on a skilled physician’s assessment). It’s important to determine the cause of the symptoms, celiac or otherwise. July, 2012