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I was told that the blood test can be a false positive and that the only definitive test is the biopsy. It's worth it to know for sure before you have to start a strict, limiting diet. The test is very, very simple and over in 20 minutes. However, I live in Canada and do not have to pay for the test as we have coverage with our universal medical plan.
Hi - I'm from Delta BC just south of Vancouver. I was diagnosed with kidney disease 2 1/2 years ago and did a massive diet change. I was then diagnosed with Celiac in July 2009. I don't have any abdominal problems but do suffer from autoimmune issues. I have been gluten free for about a month, now, and already feel less tired and achy. I hoping to halt osteoporosis and avoid any more iron IV's. Not sure if my kidneys will improve but just to feel well is my aim!!
I have found that Save on Foods/Price Right/ Overwaitea are a wonderful source of gluten free products. I haven't ventured into baking with different flours, yet, but will in the future.