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Know Your Family History!

Many risk factors for celiac disease are related to family history. Knowing the health history of your parents, siblings and grandparents is very helpful when discussing your risk for celiac disease.


    

Celiac Screening October 14, 2006

Thank you for your interest in our celiac screening! This is a big event that draws a lot of interest, and we wanted to offer a few tips and hints that will help you learn more about the registration process!

We have a small office and a small staff, but there are a lot of spaces and we'll be able to accomodate everyone who needs to be tested!

  • Registration takes place Monday - Friday from 9am - 5pm
  • You must speak to a staff person to be registered.
  • You will be asked a series of questions to confirm that you have a risk factor for celiac disease, and then you will be given an appointment time slot.
  • You must be eating gluten to be tested. Anyone on a gluten-free diet is ineligible because the test will be automatically negative.
  • We have one voice mail box that takes messages - please only leave one message. We call people back in the order that messages are received.
  • Not every person who calls is at risk for celiac disease; we will not be able to test everyone.

If you would like to send us an e-mail with your name and phone number instead of leaving us a voice mail, that will relieve congestion in our voicemail box! Email us at [email protected] with your name and phone number, but remember, you're just leaving us a message, we need to talk to you in order to determine your eligibility!

We'll continue to update our website with information on the screening! Thank you for your interest.

 


      

Establishing Your Risk: Why It Is Important

We are often asked why it is necessary to answer questions about symptoms and family history in order to register for a free screening test:

  • Many individuals are candidates for the celiac screening test (they have risk factors for celiac disease)
  • Others have risk factors but because of their symptoms, require more immediate care and a referral to a physician is indicated (they should not wait for a screening test)
  • Some are not at risk for celiac disease and need to talk to a physician about their symptoms.

Registering a participant is more than just providing a free test. It implies that a person is at risk for a lifelong condition for which regular screening is required. We want to ensure that each caller is educated about their basic risk factors to the extent we are able to discern them.

 


      

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