I am a 46 premenopausal woman who has rather severe osteoporosis (-3.1 on hips). I went to a metobolic bone specialist (endocrinologist) from NY Presbyterian University who highly suspected I had celiac disease and ran tests, including the Prometheus Serology test and all came back negative for celiac disease. (Although I had high levels of Vitamin D and Parathyroid levels... making her think I had a malabsorption issue)
My question is, over the past 4 years or so, I've been eating very small amounts of gluten type foods, as I was into eating in an Atkins type way to keep the pounds off... I have always felt "weighed down" by pasta, etc and just felt better eating salads, fish, etc. Although I have eaten small amounts of gluten foods such as a sandwhich here and there, breaded, fried foods from time to time, as well as probably many items that I wouldn't have thought (but now know, thanks to this website) to have gluten in them. Would eating small amounts here and there make my test accurate? Or would a person need to be eating at least 2 slices of bread, etc. on a daily basis to test accurately?
Would the stool test be more accurate when eating no or low levels of gluten?
My dr. wants me to eat gluten for a week or two and retake the test... I really don't want to play guinnea pig with my body and consume lots of gluten if it turns out it is unhealthy for me... just to take another test.
Thanks for any advice!
Stool Test More Accurate?
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