Neg Bloodwork & Neg Biopsy
Posted 20 February 2004 - 01:57 AM
How likely is celiac disease in the presence of normal bloodwork and biopsy? I have a follow up with the gastro doc on Tuesday and am wondering what to tell her.
Dazed and confused.
Posted 20 February 2004 - 07:54 AM
In my opinion, yes you can have negative blood-work and biopsy and still have celiac disease (I did). A lot of times the reason for this is either the doc did not do that many biopsies or he did not biopsy the section of your small intestines where the damage "could be". Sometimes it takes a while for the damamge to occur.
If you improved on a gluten-free diet then I thihnk you most likely have it. If you want accurate answers please check out Enterolab . Dr. Fine uses stool panel testing which is more sensitive than the blood however not widely accepted by conventional doctors. This is how I was diagnosed along with many others on this board.
Good luck to you.....
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