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Celiac disease is a common autoimmune condition involving the small intestine that is triggered by the ingestion of gluten in genetically predisposed individuals.

Celiac Kids Connection
Boston Children’s Hospital
GI/Nutrition Dept.
300 Longwood Ave
Boston, MA 02115

Celiac disease is a common autoimmune condition involving the small intestine that is triggered by the ingestion of gluten in genetically predisposed individuals.

Celiac Kids Connection
Boston Children’s Hospital
GI/Nutrition Dept.
300 Longwood Ave
Boston, MA 02115


We've provided this information to help you to understand important things about staying healthy and happy. However, if you feel sick or unhappy, it is important to tell your mum or dad, a teacher or another grown-up.

This content is provided as a service of the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK), part of the National Institutes of Health. The NIDDK translates and disseminates research findings through its clearinghouses and education programs to increase knowledge and understanding about health and disease among patients, health professionals, and the public. Content produced by the NIDDK is carefully reviewed by NIDDK scientists and other experts.

Celiac disease is a common autoimmune condition involving the small intestine that is triggered by the ingestion of gluten in genetically predisposed individuals.

Celiac Kids Connection
Boston Children’s Hospital
GI/Nutrition Dept.
300 Longwood Ave
Boston, MA 02115


We've provided this information to help you to understand important things about staying healthy and happy. However, if you feel sick or unhappy, it is important to tell your mum or dad, a teacher or another grown-up.

This content is provided as a service of the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK), part of the National Institutes of Health. The NIDDK translates and disseminates research findings through its clearinghouses and education programs to increase knowledge and understanding about health and disease among patients, health professionals, and the public. Content produced by the NIDDK is carefully reviewed by NIDDK scientists and other experts.

Question:  How well do celiac disease tests work in kids? Is it true that false negative celiac test results are common in kids?

Answer:  A so-called "false negative" test result occurs when the results of a medical test indicate you don't have a particular condition (in this case, celiac disease), but you really do. The medical test isn't deliberately lying to you — few tests offer 100% certainty in their results.

It's common to read on various celiac disease forums that children often have false negative results on tests for celiac disease (especially on celiac blood tests ).

Celiac disease is a common autoimmune condition involving the small intestine that is triggered by the ingestion of gluten in genetically predisposed individuals.

Celiac Kids Connection
Boston Children’s Hospital
GI/Nutrition Dept.
300 Longwood Ave
Boston, MA 02115


We've provided this information to help you to understand important things about staying healthy and happy. However, if you feel sick or unhappy, it is important to tell your mum or dad, a teacher or another grown-up.

 
 
 
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