Correct. If you have “non-celiac gluten sensitivity”, then by definition antibodies found in celiac patients must not be present.(Updated .)
Why do 20% of healthy people make antibodies against gliadin?
Probably because they’ve had a somewhat increased intestinal permeability at a time when they ate gluten, (e.g., during a stomach flu) and the gut immune system has reacted by producing anti-food protein antibodies. Their presence simply indicates that gluten was ingested, and otherwise has no general clinical meaning.(Updated .)
Do antibody levels rise if I’m accidentally exposed to gluten?
Persons with celiac disease may or may not experience symptoms when accidentally glutened, each person responds differently.(Updated .)
If I accidentally ingest gluten will it show up in a blood test?
No, accidental exposure will not show up in a blood test. Repeated exposure elevates antibodies in the blood and causes damage in the small intestine.(Updated .)
My antibodies haven’t returned to normal after I was diagnosed with celiac disease, should I do another scope?
If you have celiac disease and follow a gluten-free diet, then your antibody levels should decline and eventually return to normal. In fact, this is how we test compliance to the diet. It’s rare that someone with celiac disease needs another biopsy if already responding to a gluten-free diet. If your antibody levels aren’t returning… Read more »(Updated .)
How fast do antibodies rise after eating gluten?
It varies, but you generally see a detectable antibody response after 2-3 months.(Updated .)