I went to my doctor recently and had my second Celiac blood test. I have been gluten free for about 9 months now.
My first test was "inconclusive" because of a low IgA. My second test is negative- but again, Im gluten free now.
My doctor does not want me to have to eat gluten again for a months, so he suggested ELISA/ACT Lymphocyte reactivity testing.
Has anyone ever heard of this? Its a blood test that tests my white blood cells reactivity to MANY foods and chemical additivies-
gluten /wheat being one of them.
The test is fairly easy, though I have to go off all antihistamines for 4 days, and for 2 days, I have to consume/use NO chemicals-
so no body lotion, hair conditioner, make up, etc. The test also is not covered by insurance, so there is a cost I have to consider.
Wondering if anyone had heard of this kind of testing, or better yet had any experience with it?
I really do want a true diagnosis as I am getting married soon, and we are talking about children and I want to know
what Im dealing with before I go down that road. But.... Im pretty convinced be it celiac or intolerance, my body doesnt like
gluten - so I dont want to have to eat it to find out!!