Tested Neg But Still Wondering
Posted 22 March 2004 - 02:27 PM
Posted 22 March 2004 - 07:21 PM
I would recommend that if you are not already seeing a gastroenterologist, that you find one experienced in Celiac Disease and explain your symptoms and the fact that you got better when going gluten free. You can then ask how he/she would like you to proceed to get accurate diagnostic tests. Presumably, you would have to go back to ingesting gluten for a certain amount of time prior to testing.
Posted 22 March 2004 - 07:30 PM
In my opinion there are 4 ways to be disgnosed:
1. through blood-work
2. through a biopsy
3.an improvement on a gluten-free diet
4. stool panel test from Enterolab, these test are more sensitive than blood and you do not have to be on gluten for them to be accurate. It is also noninvasive and simple.
I do hope you find some answers soon! Take care
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