How to Diagnose Celiac Disease?

Doctors use two blood tests to help determine whether you have celiac disease:

  • Serology tests that look for certain antibodies
  • Genetic testing to look for human leukocyte antigens to rule out celiac disease

If you’re already on a gluten-free diet, you’ll need to come off it before having the antibody test so the results will be accurate.

If the blood test shows you might have celiac disease, you’ll probably need to have endoscopy done. This is a procedure in which your doctor can look at your small intestine and take a little bit of tissue to see if it’s damaged.

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