Test Result Question
Posted 15 February 2004 - 03:09 PM
Posted 15 February 2004 - 04:11 PM
The reason your doctor is wanting to wait is to see if they will start producing IgA mediated antibodies in the next six months. This is not necessary and certainly unreasonable, since some people never produce antibodies in the blood high enough to register as Celiac. I am one of those people. I had myself tested through Enterolab , and that showed that I had the main gene responsible for celiac disease, and that I was producing positive levels of antibodies in my intestines, but they had not yet moved out into my blood stream. I also had minimal damage in my intestine, despite the fact that I have been sick since I was 4 years old. (I'm now 31) So I don't see how it would hurt for your doctor to send your kids to a specialist. Are you a Celiac? Does it run in the family? If there is a family history, then they should at least have gene testing. It is recommended that if you test positive on the gene, that you maintain a gluten free diet, so you don't aquire celiac disease in the future.
I wish you luck, and God bless,
Mariann, gluten intolerant and mother of 3 gluten intolerant children
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