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FAQ: My blood tests came back negative, but I’d only been eating gluten for about a month. I also had an endoscopic biopsy after three months of eating gluten where they found patchy infiltration with lymphocytes. My doctor doesn’t want to diagnose me with celiac disease because the blood tests were negative. Should I seek a second opinion?

If you had been gluten-free for a long time and only ate gluten for one month prior to your blood work then it may not have been accurate. In other…

Screening for celiac disease

…not depend on the diet (gluten or gluten-free) that the person is on. If negative, these gene tests are very useful, as in this case where celiac disease can be…