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None of Dr. Fine's work is recognized by any valid medical institution, with good reason. You cannot test for food intolerance's through stool testing. The only valid testing they do is gene testing for Celiac because that's well established testing and everyone's doing it. Trying to test for Celiac or NCGI through Enterolab is a complete waste of money.
Also, having an IgA deficiency does not mean your immune system is not functioning properly. It just means you do not make enough of the IgA antibody so Celiac testing for that class of antibodies cannot be used. That is why they use an IgG panel also.
Good grief, people! Start reading books on Celiac written by valid medical professionals, not internet based doctors who spout ridiculous ideas about cross reactivity and stool testing that isn't recognized by anyone. Maybe in future testing will become easier and much more accurate than it is now but stool testing is not a valid test protocol for anything related to Celiac. It can show malabsorption, which is an indicator of a GI problem, but that's about it.
Get a copy of your records. Check out the blood work that was done & check out the pathology on the biopsies. It's that simple.
Did you know that over 50% of the dx'd celiacs presented with NO GI issues? Do you know there is such a thing as silent celiac where the patient has no symptoms yet there is damage to the villi?
You can also ask to have the celiac serum panel run again. That will tell if your antibodies have gone down or not. If they haven't then it indicates you have not been careful enough in your diet or with cross contamination.
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Did you have a celiac blood test? NSAIDs are known for causing celiac like damage. I think you should get another opinion, you may very well have non-celiac villous attrophy caused by the NSAIDs.
From what I have read, NSAID use is the most common reason people are misdiagnosed with celiac. And diagnosis critera generally advises doctors to rule out NSAID use before diagnosing celiac if there is not postive blood work to back up the biopsy.
I avoid all chips and deep fried items unless I am absolutely sure they are being made in a gluten-free dedicated fryer. It's not only the ingredients you have to be concerned about, it's the surfaces and such. So if something is fried in oil that previously fried something with gluten, it's contaminated and a no no.