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#1 kallie

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Posted 28 July 2005 - 12:05 AM

Hi everyone! I am new here. I have figured out that I have some kind of gluten and milk sensitivities. I have bad digestive problems, water retention, headaches, hair loss that all disappear as soon as i stop eating gluten and dairy. I was recently diagnosed with iron deficiecy. Does anyone have any experience with the enterolab tests? Are they easy to do? Will my insurance cover them? I have stopped all gluten and most dairy so should I resume eating gluten before the test?

Any resposes would be very much appreciated.
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Posted 28 July 2005 - 06:55 AM

You don't have to go back to eating dairy or gluten to do the Enterolab tests. They are not difficult if you follow the instructions very carefully. I did the complete panel with the gene testing too and feel it was so worth it. My results came back in a little less than two weeks via email. I had tested negative on a blood test from the doctor's office, but positive for dairy and gluten through Enterolab. Now that I have been gluten-free for nearly a year, the dairy thing has gotten a lot better. I can do most all processed dairy, but still use rice milk on my cereal. I never drink milk so that isn't an issue. I have a granddaughter who has celiac disease and I feel much better now that I don't eat gluten. I no longer have pains in my stomach and before I either had diarreah or consitpation and now that is completely resolved.

Hope you do the Enterolab thing....I think those tests will be the gold standard in the years to come. Barbara
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Posted 28 July 2005 - 07:06 AM

Can Enterolab dx Celiac Disease or do they just all come back as gluten intolerant? With the gene test does this identify whether a person has celiac disease or not? I know if you dont have the gene then you cant have celiac disease but if you DO have the gene how do you know whether you actually have Celiac or not? I'm confused about this. I'll be getting results from Enterolab in a few weeks.

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Posted 28 July 2005 - 08:58 AM

An Enterolab tests for gluten sensitivity but also for malabsorption and tTG and those would indicate celiac. If you have the gene you have the predisposition for it and can have it activated at any time but it won't say whether it is activated at that time. If you don't have the gene you are 99.99% likely not to get celiac and it that case you could be gluten intolerant though. There are also genes for gluten intolerance.
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Posted 28 July 2005 - 10:30 AM

Thanks for your responses. Has anyone had any luck getting insurance to cover this? I am a student and very poor right now. Thanks!
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Posted 28 July 2005 - 04:21 PM

My insurance covered everything except the genetic testing. My daughter and I have both tested with EnteroLab, and are very pleased with them. The tests are very easy. Good Luck!
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Posted 29 July 2005 - 04:43 AM

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How did you get your insurance to cover it? did you work directly with Enterolab and then submit a claim.?

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Posted 29 July 2005 - 10:39 AM

EnteroLab sent me a coded invoice and I then filed the claim with my insurance company. I am in a HMO, so it would only play 60%, but that is better than nothing.
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Posted 07 November 2005 - 12:54 AM

EnteroLab sent me a coded invoice and I then filed the claim with my insurance company. I am in a HMO, so it would only play 60%, but that is better than nothing.

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Wow! Can you give me any tips on getting my HMO to pay? I have Blue Cross and the medial group has denied the request to pay, so I'm appealing to the insurance company directly. With Blue Cross HMO, the medical group is responsible for paying for labwork. I haven't yet ordered the tests, hoping to first get approval.

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