My tests also came back as "negative" or in other words "within normal range" so my first doctor said you don't have celiac so don't worry about wheat. My second doctor did the same blood work but asked more questions like when had I last eaten. I had eaten (a gluten filled meal) 12 hours prior and while my numbers were within the normal range, they were at the high end of normal. My doctor said the number would be normal for someone who had a muffin an hour ago, not 12 hours ago. So I can digest gluten, but too slowly, thus I have an intolerence, not celiac.
Tell your doctor to run these tests- and make sure you have had gluten so the tests can show how and if your body is processing it:
There is no standardization in current tests. A number of tests, sometimes collectively referred to as the Celiac Blood Panel, will aid the physician in diagnosis. The tests may include, but are not limited to:
EMA (Immunoglobulin A anti-endomysium antibodies)
AGA (IgA anti-gliadin antibodies)
DGP (Deamidated gliadin peptide antibody)
tTGA (IgA anti-tissue transglutaminase)
Tolerance or Measure of Digestion/Absorption Tests
Lactose tolerance test.
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