Generally, children at risk for celiac disease are screened at age 3 unless symptoms are seen beforehand. In children younger than 3, with symptoms, antibody testing is usually reliable, especially if it includes DGP-IgG. Children must be eating wheat or barley-based cereals for some time, up to several months, before they can generate an autoimmune… Read more »(Updated .)
Who should be tested for celiac disease?
Those who fall into the following categories should be tested for celiac disease: Children older than 3 and adults who are 1st-degree relatives of someone with celiac disease Persistent miscarriages or infertility Type I Diabetes Mellitus Autoimmune Thyroid Disease Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) Asthma Multiple Sclerosis Primary Biliary Cirrhosis Down Syndrome Turner Syndrome William’s Syndrome… Read more »(Updated .)