I'd like to get an IgA tTG test, and perhaps even a mucosal biopsy, done for a couple of reasons.
Firstly, everyone in my family displays symptoms of celiac and/or gluten intolerance, but none of them really care or even believe me when I bring it up. If I had a test done on myself, and it turned out positive, they might be more likely to consider gluten as a cause of their own health problems, and might be more likely to get tested themselves, and work towards changing how they eat.
Secondly, everyone in this damn town avoids some kind of food for one reason or another. When I talk about how I eat, I'd like to have something more concrete to base my assertions on than yet another kind of self-diagnosed allergy or intolerance.
I know the reactions I have to gluten and I know the health problems I've experienced due to its presence in my diet. I've been off gluten since August so I know that for the testing to be of any value I'd have to start eating wheat again. Eek - cinnamon buns!
Is this a dumb idea? Should I continue avoiding gluten without any hard-and-fast reason why?
How long would I have to go back on gluten for to ensure an accurate test result?
Will it be worth it to suffer through the unpleasant physical effects that I will encounter? Will I be doing more damage to my body than it's worth? Can I mitigate the effects in any way - for eg extra exercise, supplements etc?
Has anyone else grappled with this? If I get tested, and it's negative, then I can just rationalize that the test wasn't accurate, or I didn't go back on gluten for long enough. Is it pointless to even bother?
Lots of questions - no need to answer them all, I appreciate any thoughts or bits of wisdom.
 Thanks for all the thoughts and comments. I've been thinking that this could actually be an interesting experiment. I could go to see my doctor, get a full blood workup, and then go back on gluten for a month or so, get another full blood workup and the tests for celiac. I would then possibly have some good evidence as to what gluten actually does to my body. I could do my best to keep gluten as the main factor, ie. not go crazy on the sugar or anything else that might confound the variables. We're all guinea pigs in this paleo "experiment", aren't we...?