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Screening for Celiac Disease

  • Cynthia M. Johnson, MA
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Screening for Celiac Disease

Screening is done to find a problem and treat it early. Tests are given to people who do not have symptoms but who may be at high risk.


There are no current screening guidelines for celiac disease. Screening tests may be done on people who are at high risk, such as:

  • People with a parent or sibling with the disease
  • Children who are at least 3 years old and having symptoms that are not caused by other health problems
  • People who have health problems that raise the risk, such as:


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  • Celiac disease. Merck Manual Professional Version website. Available at: https://www.merckmanuals.com/professional/gastrointestinal-disorders/malabsorption-syndromes/celiac-disease.
  • Celiac disease. National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases website. Available at: https://www.niddk.nih.gov/health-information/digestive-diseases/celiac-disease.
  • What is celiac disease? Celiac Disease Foundation website. Available at: https://celiac.org/about-celiac-disease/what-is-celiac-disease.


  • Daniel A. Ostrovsky, MD
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This content is reviewed regularly and is updated when new and relevant evidence is made available. This information is neither intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider prior to starting any new treatment or with questions regarding a medical condition.