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Will The Blood Test Turn Out Negative?
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Hi I got a phone call from my dietishin today and found out that I have to get a blood test done (i was only clinical dxby my doc) to test for celiac . I was gluten-free sence march 19,2004.If I go on gluten for a month with that be enough time to show the damage in the blood or will it show up neg. thanks .

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Forget the blood test. Do the stool test at enterolabs.com. Much more reliable and it doesn't matter that you have been gluten-free. Hugs, Carol B (anxiously awaiting her results from enterolab)

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