False Negative Tests In Children Under 5
Posted 16 February 2010 - 02:20 PM
Posted 17 February 2010 - 11:18 AM
I got my son tested today and my Dr mentioned that there maybe a change the results maybe a false negative because of his age (he just turned 4) has anyone ever heard of this before? He's still on a gluten filled diet right now unless he wants cookies, all baked goods are gluten free because of me :)I"m wondering if I'm just stressing over nothing, which I tend to do when it comes to my 3 little ones.
i've heard that false negatives are common in young kids. My yougest was tested and biopsied as a 2 year old. The results were "inconclusive"! What in the world does that mean? Dr said shes negative and fine. No more testing to be performed. So i made her gluten-free/cf against drs orders. Within a week she showed signs of improvement. I wish i had a positive biopsy for her. It would eliminate the drs questioning why i made her gluten-free/cf. She reacts to gluten and has improved greatly on the gluten-free/cf diet.
For your child, if the blood test results are negative, you can have gene testing done. if the biopsy was negative, you can also just make the child gluten-free for a few months and look for improvements or reactions. Good luck
Posted 17 February 2010 - 02:18 PM
Posted 17 February 2010 - 03:03 PM
Posted 01 March 2010 - 10:09 AM
Thanks for the info. I was leaning towards just putting him on a gluten free diet but I was wondering if anyone else had heard of this.
Posted 01 March 2010 - 10:11 AM
Posted 02 March 2010 - 02:19 PM
Son (10) diagnosed 10/07 via bloodwork and biopsy
Elimination diet resulted in avoiding dairy, soy & corn for a time
Feeling much better
Enterolab results indicate gluten sensitivity for daughter (14) and myself
Posted 02 March 2010 - 07:53 PM
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