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rn1992
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   Posted 11/10/2009 5:39 PM (GMT -6)   
 My 13 year old daughter was recently screened for celiac disease. She has NO symptoms but was screened because I have it. Her tissue transglutaminase was positive. Is this an accurate screening? She was sick at the time with another illness, could this have affected her testing and is it necessary that she go on a gluten free diet with no symptoms? Does this test have a high false positive rate? I always had symptoms so I never questioned my results but am questioning hers. Any advice?

GottaSki
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   Posted 11/12/2009 4:02 PM (GMT -6)   
From what I understand there are many false negatives with Celiac Disease, but false positive is rare. My children (25, 16, 14) all have negative tTG IgA's, but all have various symptoms related to Celiac. Two of three are currently GF and showing improvement in their symptoms.

I understand it would be extremely difficult to go gluten free for a 13 year old if there doesn't seem to be a reason, but if she is Celiac it seems prudent to start now to forego potentially severe health problems in the future.

Was she tested by someone that specializes in Celiac cases? Did she have iron, ferritin, Vitamin B, D, K tested?
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