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jwblue added a topic in Celiac Disease - Pre-Diagnosis, Testing & SymptomsBlood Test Results : Do I Have Celiac?I am 42 years old. A few years ago I began having bloating when eating and constipation.
The past few years I have had endoscopies for other stomach issues but I did not have a Celiac test. I do not believe that the physicians that performed the endoscopies looked for any type of Celiac damage in my stomach lining.
The blood results appear negative, but I am not certain. Clicking on the picture will enlarge it.
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jwblue added a topic in Celiac Disease - Pre-Diagnosis, Testing & SymptomsPre Blood Test QuestionsI just ordered a Celiac panel blood test.
There are instructions on the webpage for the test that state the following.
Everywhere I have read says that fasting before a Celiac blood test is not necessary. I think the instructions above are general for all blood tests.
Someone mentioned in another thread that it is good to eat the "equivalent of four slices of bread a day for 12 weeks". Someone mentioned 2 slices. How much gluten is in 2 or 4 slices of bread? What exactly would be equivalent? I do eat pasta 2x a week.
If I would to eat a lot of flour products a few days before the test, would a more accurate diagnosis be likely?
Everyday I eat a bread called Ezeloe; 4:9. It is a sprouted grain bread. The website says the following about the gluten content.
Since the gluten is metabolized, does that mean it would affect the blood test diagnosis whether I have Celiac? Should I eat regular bread instead?
I can surmise the answers to these questions. I would appreciate any responses, but would like to know if the answers are surmises or based on fact.
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jwblue added a topic in Celiac Disease - Pre-Diagnosis, Testing & SymptomsAre These Blood Tests Sufficient To Diagnose Celiac?I asked this question before and was given an answer. However, since then, the lab I was going to use reduced the price and am not sure the panel includes the same tests.
Why do I even have to ask these questions? There should be a standard.
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jwblue added a topic in Gluten-Free Foods, Products, Shopping & MedicationsFood Made Without Gluten Vs. Food Made In A Dedicated Gluten Free Facility?Is it ok to eat a tortilla chip that is made without gluten but may or may have not been made in a gluten free facility?
If it was made in a facility that made foods with gluten, could the chips be ok to eat?
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jwblue added a topic in Celiac Disease - Pre-Diagnosis, Testing & SymptomsWhat Age Did Everyone Begin To Have Symptoms?....................
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jwblue added a topic in Celiac Disease - Pre-Diagnosis, Testing & SymptomsBlood Test: What Can I Do To Increase Its Accuracy?I have never eaten a gluten free diet except for a slice of bread in the morning that has gluten but is supposed
to me tolerable for people sensitive to gluten.
Are there any foods with gluten I can eat before my blood test in order to increase its accuracy?
For how long before the blood test should I eat this gluten diet in order to increase the accuracy of the blood test?
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jwblue added a topic in Celiac Disease - Pre-Diagnosis, Testing & SymptomsBlood Test : Independent Lab Versus A Hospital LabIt is my understanding that a Celiac blood test requires some type of subjective analysis.
I am wondering if I would receive a more accurate diagnosis if I had a blood test done at a hospital lab
versus an independent lab such as LabCorp since the hospital lab technicians might be more proficient.
How much subjective analysis is there with a Celiac blood test?
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