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Can a gastroscopy detect celiac disease?

I am a 39 year old female. I want to know if a gastroscopy can detect celiac disease?

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Yes
Yes
It assists in diagnosis, yes.
To diagnose Celiac, your doctor will need to talk to you and do a physical exam. Blood work will also need to be done. And sometimes your Gastroenterologist will need to do an endoscopy to get biopsies for testing
The answer is yes. Small bowel tissue needs to be obtained during the procedure. 

Yes, to help make a diagnosis of celiac requires biopsy of the duodenum via a gastroscopy or EGD. One needs to be on a gluten-containing diet in order for testing to be accurate.