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#61 kalo

 
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Posted 08 June 2004 - 08:02 AM

I sent my stool lab to enterolabs last week. One gal told me it took 4 weeks to get the results. They have been so back logged lately due to more people requesting the test that I hope it doesn't take longer. Like you I want my answers NOW!!. It will come I'm sure. Hang in there. Hugs, Carol B
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Posted 09 June 2004 - 04:47 PM

Okay.. was just curious if others had been having a delay. I can wait more or less, been waiting 10 years for a doctor to get things right, but going to a re-union type thing this Saturday, least hoping to, fingers crossed.. and it might be nice to be able to tell people what is wrong.. instead of still not knowing. If that makes sense, LOL. =)
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Posted 09 June 2004 - 07:10 PM

It makes A LOT of sence. If my test comes back positive I will have a GOOD cry and then give a testimony in church how that after 55 years of searching I FINALLY have an answer. :-) hugs, Carol B
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Posted 14 June 2004 - 05:02 PM

LOL, well you said it took you 4 weeks to get your results, and my come today, making it exactly 4.

They say I should aviod gluten and casein, can't decide if I wanna though. ;)

(joking)
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Posted 14 June 2004 - 09:29 PM

I haven't got my results yet. That's just what I was told. Guess I better look at the calendar and mark 4 weeks. I sure wish it would come earlier though. I'm trying so hard to be a good girl (lots still to learn) but it would be easier knowing there was a reason I was doing this. :-) Congrat's on getting your results. Now you have your answer. Hugs, Carol
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Posted 19 June 2004 - 10:57 AM

OOOPPPSS!! I should have posted this info last week, but I received a reply to my question about 'turnaround' time for Enterolab results from my 'test specimums'. I was told: "Our turn around time is three weeks max. Once we received your specimen it takes about three weeks to get results back. (three weeks including the week we received it.) " by Fidel Ramirez who is the EnteroLab Office Manager/Lab Tech. I assumed shipping by Airborne Express meant Enterolab received my 'specimums' within 2 days. So maybe y'all won't have to wait as long as 4 weeks or maybe I WILL. Whatever the wait, it will be worth it. :D I'll let you know when I receive my results and what those are, since I'll most likely have questions! ;)
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Gluten, dairy, soy, egg, cane sugar, vanilla and nutmeg free. Enterolab diagnosed gluten/casein intolerant 7/04; soy intolerant 8/07. ELISA test diagnosed egg/cane sugar IgG allergies 8/06; vanilla/nutmeg 8/06. 2006-10 diagnosed by DNA Microbial stool tests and successfully treated: Klebsiella, Enterobacter Cloaecae, Cryptosporidia, Candida, C-diff, Achromobacter, H. Pylori and Dientamoeba Fragilis. 6/10 Heidelberg capsule test diagnosed hypochloridia. Vitamin D deficiency, hypothyroiditis, hypochloridia and low white blood cells caused vulnerability to infections. I now take Betaine HCl, probiotics, Vitamin D and T3 thyroid supplement to maintain immunity.


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Posted 19 June 2004 - 11:15 AM

Airborne express is over night I thought. Mine went out on a Wednesday and needed to be there by Thursday. It will be 3 weeks this comming Wednesday for me. they finally took my money out about a week ago so I know they have gotten to mine. But I'm ANXIOUSLY awaiting my results. Just like you! Patience is a virtue. I think I'm lacking it. LOL hugs, Carol B
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Posted 19 June 2004 - 11:54 AM

Hey Carol:
Your (and others') post(s) about Enterolab on this topic convinced me to try thier diagnostic tests. I'd given up on my own doctor (who was the best one I've found by far in my HMO) who diagnosed me with IBS and gave me the IBS diet sheet recommending more 'whole grains' (gluten) to cope with my symptoms of recurring constipation, excruciating pain, bloating and gas. :o As soon as I realized (from reading a newspaper article and talking to a close friend whose husband has celiac) that celiac caused my lifelong symptoms, I began to avoid gluten and looked for a naturopath. Unfortunately the one I found (covered by my HMO) did NOT recommend blood or biopsy diagnostic tests. However, since I was still struggling with symptoms (probably not avoiding ALL gluten sources), he recommended the 'elimination diet' (avoiding ANYTHING that could possibly cause allergic reactions) rather than just helping me figure out what gluten sources I was still consuming. I was VERY disappointed with that naturopath to say the least. :angry: After that appointment I had been trying to avoid gluten for a week, enough to have a few pain free hours (I was still taking vitamins and using toothpaste containing gluten). So the idea of 'gluten loading' so another doctor could take blood or biopsy tests for gluten was incomprehensible. I couldn't stand another moment of that excruciating pain.

All of your posts about Enterolab gave me hope of finding a definitive, painfree diagnosis (beyond just following the gluten-free diet). At that time I was STILL struggling to eliminate ALL gluten sources. I just recently learned my TOOTHPASTE contained 'trace amounts' of gluten according to their customer service rep. Well 'TRACE' amounts sure zapped me! :angry: Even though following the gluten-free diet gave me pain free hours (and a few whole days :D ), I still had those nagging doubts every time I had a gluten 'slip' about 'was this really celiac' (gluten antibodies)? I wanted some indication how much tissue damage (autoimmune reaction) I had incurred (since I've had symptoms since childhood and excruciating pain for several years). I wanted to know 'genetic susceptibility' to tell my brother. Also I wondered whether I was sensitive to caseine as well as lactose (I already use 'lactaid' to consume dairy). Accordingly, I ordered the complete Enterolab test package with the free milk sensitivity test thrown in. :P

So I want to thank you and everyone who posted here about their Enterolab experiences for sharing their info and impressions. I've never corresponded with such caring people (both Dr. Fine and his office manager/lab tech) before. :rolleyes: I've also never before done such an easy, noninvasive test. :) Airborne Express picked up my 'specimum' on 6/15, so I expect my results early to mid July. In the meantime, I'll focus on gluten 'sleuthing' and writing to all those manufacturers of suspicious products not listed in the CSA product listing guide or on this site. Thanks again for all your help! :D
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Gluten, dairy, soy, egg, cane sugar, vanilla and nutmeg free. Enterolab diagnosed gluten/casein intolerant 7/04; soy intolerant 8/07. ELISA test diagnosed egg/cane sugar IgG allergies 8/06; vanilla/nutmeg 8/06. 2006-10 diagnosed by DNA Microbial stool tests and successfully treated: Klebsiella, Enterobacter Cloaecae, Cryptosporidia, Candida, C-diff, Achromobacter, H. Pylori and Dientamoeba Fragilis. 6/10 Heidelberg capsule test diagnosed hypochloridia. Vitamin D deficiency, hypothyroiditis, hypochloridia and low white blood cells caused vulnerability to infections. I now take Betaine HCl, probiotics, Vitamin D and T3 thyroid supplement to maintain immunity.


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Posted 19 June 2004 - 01:31 PM

Hi Burdee. Good for you. I can tell you that after a lifetime of searching for answers I gave up on doctors about 20 years ago. I have since taken matters into my own hands and done lot's of searching. No one knows your body like you do and that's a fact. Good luck with your test results and your diet. I've been gluten free for almost a month now with no improvement (except my bowel movements are lighter in color and sometimes float). However, I've been told that at my age it could take a few months. That's why I'm anxious for the test results. Hugs, Carol B
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Posted 29 June 2004 - 09:24 PM

I've been waiting for 4 weeks romorrow for my results from enterolabs. They actually came last Friday but due to yahoo screwing up again they didn't show up in my mail box till today. I am positive for gluten intolerance as well as casein allergy which is a BUMMER. I also carry the gene so I have notified my family. What they do is up to them. The good news is that I didn't show malabsorption which actually suprised me. Time to knuckle down and really learn all this so I can get well. Been gluten-free for 5 weeks with some slip ups I'm sure as I learn. Hugs, Carol B (thanks to everyone for their support)
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Posted 06 July 2004 - 02:46 PM

I received my Enterolab results this morning--exactly 3 weeks to the day when Airborne Express picked up my 'specimums'. So they were true to their promised 'turn around time'. My results just confirmed what I already knew from my own body's reactions: antibodies and autoimmune response to gluten and cow's milk. I suspected I might have to avoid casein as well as lactose (which I used Lactaid to consume for over 10 years), so I did my own little dairy free test. After 36 hours dairy free, my reaction to 1/4 cup of milk was dramatic enough to convince me. :o Now if I can just recover from these pesky symptoms to determine whether I can tolerate soy milk. :angry: Meanwhile I can finally say I have been officially diagnosed! YAY!!! :D
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Gluten, dairy, soy, egg, cane sugar, vanilla and nutmeg free. Enterolab diagnosed gluten/casein intolerant 7/04; soy intolerant 8/07. ELISA test diagnosed egg/cane sugar IgG allergies 8/06; vanilla/nutmeg 8/06. 2006-10 diagnosed by DNA Microbial stool tests and successfully treated: Klebsiella, Enterobacter Cloaecae, Cryptosporidia, Candida, C-diff, Achromobacter, H. Pylori and Dientamoeba Fragilis. 6/10 Heidelberg capsule test diagnosed hypochloridia. Vitamin D deficiency, hypothyroiditis, hypochloridia and low white blood cells caused vulnerability to infections. I now take Betaine HCl, probiotics, Vitamin D and T3 thyroid supplement to maintain immunity.


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Posted 06 July 2004 - 02:57 PM

Hi Burdee. Glad you got your results. Faster than mine. Funny, I posted my results and the post disappeared. You post yours under mine and there it is. Maybe I'm loosing it. LOL Best of luck on getting well. I'm still working at it.
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