The latest episode of my Hold The Gluten Podcast is now live!
Episode 4 “Get Tested!” Features:

  • Discussion on genetic testing and blood tests.  Exactly who needs them?
  • The genetic test for Celiac Disease is known as the Celiac Disease DNA Test.  To clarify even further, specify HLA genotyping of the DQA1 and DQB1 genes.
  • The Celiac Disease DNA test is most useful for family members of individuals with the disease — particularly first-degree relatives— such as parents, siblings, or children of people who have been diagnosed.
  • A Celiac Blood Panel should also be performed to check antibodies.
  • Celiac Blood Panel tests include: Anti-endomysial antibody test (EMA-IgA), Total Serum IgA, and Anti-Tissue Transglutaminase (tTG-IgA)
  • What happens if a family member does test positive for the Celiac Gene but negative for Celiac Disease?  What next?

Read the blog. Listen to the podcast. Educate yourself.

Rock on Celiacs!

Subscribe to the podcast using iTunes (or whatever media player you use) at

Click the player below to listen to the show now!