What Tests I Do Have Done On 1 Year Old?baby toddler tests bloodwork
Posted 24 September 2013 - 02:29 PM
My baby is about to turn 1, tomorrow we have his appointment. He has had gluten for a month (I am celiac). He has had no visible signs of celiac and enjoying oats and puffed wheat often. For baby one I wanted the genetics test but was told he should be on gluten for a month then get tested for a reaction of the gluten (I can't remember the test names). However this doesn't tell me if he could get celiac in the future.
Anyway, would love to know what others recommend I should or shouldn't get the baby tested for with his 1 year blood work. Are there any resources available I could show his doctor? Their doctor is happy to read extra information etc.
Thanks. Typed with a 2 year old grabbing phone, sorry about mistakes.
Posted 24 September 2013 - 04:29 PM
The tests for children are the same as for adults. And, your right, if they are negative, you would have to keep testing throughout childhood. If, however, you choose to bring him up gluten free, the child would need to eat gluten before testing just like you have.
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Posted 24 September 2013 - 05:10 PM
Gluten does not need to be consumed for the GENETIC test. That can be done at any time. All the rest need to be while on gluten. It's highly debated how much and for how long. If the tests are negative, it is recommended they they be retested every 3 years OR if they become symptomatic.
Posted 24 September 2013 - 06:12 PM
We test our kids yearly. They have run the celiac panel test on them each year. We started around a year and a half and have done it every fall since my oldest was little. Two are positive so far, two are not. My husband is the Celiac, I am not. I have allowed kids at home with me to have gluten when my husband was at work and when my oldest was at school, once he tested positive. We now no longer allow gluten in the house, because the two youngest are at school and will have it there (school provides snack). If they are going to test positive, that's enough exposure. Once they go to K and bring their own snacks, we will send them to school with an occasional gluten snack to keep it in their systems to see what happens. We really wonder how many will eventually have it. I'm betting 3/4.
Posted 24 September 2013 - 06:38 PM
We now no longer allow gluten in the house, because the two youngest are at school and will have it there (school provides snack). If they are going to test positive, that's enough exposure.
Can you provide references for this statement? I have never seen anything concert on how much or for how long. Standard recommendation I've seen tossed around here is a slice of bread daily for 2-3 months prior to testing.
I'm surprised your insurance covers testing yearly. They usually follow recommendations from the Docs who say every 3 years.
Posted 25 September 2013 - 05:37 PM
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