Posted 05 December 2005 - 09:43 AM
Anyway, we are going back to a different specialist but at the same office on Wednesday so I've been doing some more research because we still have no difinitive answer (the lab has not returned the results of the last tests).
I ran across this article http://cpmcnet.colum.../gi/celiac.html . In it the author says, "There is no test yet which is definitively diagnostic of celiac disease. Relief of symptoms or reversion of an abnormal intestinal biopsy to normal on a gluten-free diet is the most convincing evidence that an individual has celiac disease or gluten sensitivity."
Is this simply old information? I am wondering because we have placed our son on a gluten-free diet and he has improved nearly 100%. Whenever we waver from that diet in any way, even to wheat-free foods, his symptoms return.
Thanks so much for any information on this.
Posted 06 December 2005 - 01:33 PM
Also, if you (or your son) is already on a gluten free diet, then that can mess up the test results. The tests are most likely to be false negative. You usually have to be eating gluten on a regular basis for a long time in order for the tests to be positive.
Posted 06 December 2005 - 04:45 PM
Posted 06 December 2005 - 04:50 PM
A full blood panel and biposy could confirm that, but ONLY IF YOU DO NOT PUT HIM ON THE GLUTEN FREE DIET. You siad he is currenlty on the diet, so his test will not be usefull.
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