Diagnosis Dilemma: Eating Gluten Again to Test for Celiac Disease

To diagnose celiac disease, the only sure way to determine whether a person has it is with a blood test and biopsy. A definitive blood test and biopsy can only be performed when a patient is eating gluten. Test results for someone following a gluten-free diet for any length of time are rendered inaccurate.

Are Bacteria to Blame?

Groundbreaking research has been making headway, speaking to the possible influence of gut bacteria on celiac. Read about the latest findings.

Diagnosis Dilemma

Ten years ago Jeff Carlson, an orthopedic surgeon in Newport News, Virginia, was 38 years old and sicker than he’d…