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Zsuzsanna added a topic in Celiac Disease - Pre-Diagnosis, Testing & SymptomsNew, With Questions, Comments....dd (Age 6) Tested +This is such an interesting website, and feel lucky to have found it. I never thought I'd be on a celiac journey, but looks like one has begun.
My dd is 6 1/2 years old and I took her to the doctors in January for some behavioral issues. (side note: She was complaining of being hungry during school; which led to some behavior struggles at home. Truly I was just going to secure a note allowing an a.m. snack.) Anyhow the ped ordered a celiac test; which when she called me with the results said my daughter's number was 22. Anything over 15 was viewed as celiac. There were three different letter names screened; which I'm still trying to figure out and understand.
My son's 'number' came back as .16
Husband and my doctor's ordered a 'celiac panel' for us; which I found out is a more thorough exam. Our 'number' came back as less than 3, so we are negative as well.
Am I correct that the panel is more for adults and for young kids the 3 different letter names are enough?
We meet with a pediatric GI february 6; which should result in a biopsy.
Any comments or 'yup that sounds right' feedback would be appreciated. I'm feeling a bit frustrated with extended family's reluctance to get tested. for one it's because he has to pay up front at the doctors, for another it's because she feels guilty that it might have come from her.....I'm still working on the 'you can take a horse to the water, but can't make them drink theory'
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