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Are These Blood Tests Sufficient To Diagnose Celiac?


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#1 jwblue

 
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Posted 10 May 2013 - 05:50 AM

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. 

 

 

 

 

Endomysial antibodies IgA
Celiac Disease Complete Panel
Tissue transglutaminase, IgG
Tissue transglutaminase, IgA
Deamidated gliadin IgA!
Deamidated gliadin IgG!
Serum IgA quantitation!

 

 

 

 

 

http://www.healthche...ehensive/63473/

 

 

Why do I even have to ask these questions?  There should be a standard.


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Posted 10 May 2013 - 07:20 AM

Looks good to me.  I don't know what a "Celiac Disease Complete Panel" is, but the others are the most recent, most specific, and when you combine them, the most sensitive celiac blood tests out there. Unless you are one of the small minority who serologically test negative (to me it appears to be somewhere between 5-15% of all celiacs), those tests should be accurate for you.

 

Good luck. I hope your last days of eating gluten before you test are tasty and not too uncomfortable.  ;)


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#3 Deaminated Marcus

 
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Posted 10 May 2013 - 09:15 AM

That is the best Celiac panel I've ever seen.  

I wished mine was as complete.

And on sale too!

 

Eat 4 slices of bread for at least 12 weeks.  

(source: http://www.celiac.ca...sked-questions/)


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#4 jwblue

 
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Posted 10 May 2013 - 10:50 AM

That is the best Celiac panel I've ever seen.  

I wished mine was as complete.

And on sale too!

 

Eat 4 slices of bread for at least 12 weeks.  

(source: http://www.celiac.ca...sked-questions/)

 

 

 

 

4 slices?  Wow.  Right now I eat one slice of flourless bread every day.  Not sure I could handle 4.

 

If I eat a giant slice of cake the night before the blood test, could that give me a more accurate diagnosis?


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#5 psawyer

 
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Posted 10 May 2013 - 12:16 PM

4 slices?  Wow.  Right now I eat one slice of flourless bread every day.  Not sure I could handle 4.

 

If I eat a giant slice of cake the night before the blood test, could that give me a more accurate diagnosis?

The most common suggestion is that 2 slices of bread (or the equivalent in other forms) a day is enough. Flourless bread might not work at all, since the flour is the gluten source.

 

Antibodies build up over time, hence the 12 weeks. A big load the night before won't make much difference.


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