Went To The Gi Doctor Today
Posted 19 August 2004 - 05:16 PM
Posted 19 August 2004 - 05:48 PM
From what I've heard, you should be loading up on the gluten before the test, or your results could be inconclusive. Sounds like a horrible thing to do, though.
Good luck with your tests. Keep us updated on how things are going for you ok?
Posted 19 August 2004 - 05:52 PM
Posted 19 August 2004 - 06:04 PM
I know.. . it's nice to get an answer to what's making your body react the way it does.
PS... I hate needles too! eewwwww! I haven't fainted yet, but I get close.
Posted 19 August 2004 - 07:21 PM
Posted 19 August 2004 - 10:17 PM
Have you seen the posts about enterolab.com in here? They do testing for celiac, and are supposed to be more accurate than the blood and biopsy are. And they can test you when you've been gluten-free for awhile.
The only problem you might have, is that I don't think medical insurance covers their testing, and your doctor may not accept their results.
What you do basically, is order the tests you want from their website, they mail them to you, then you give them a stool sample, send it back, and your results get emailed to you. Not too painful, lol.
My point though is if you are scared that nothing will show up since you've been gluten free, you could get tested by them too. That's what I did, just to be safe, incase my biopsy was negative, which it was, bleck.
Not trying to advertise though, just letting you know about another option aviable. =)
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