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Can You Just Ask To Be Tested?

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Posted 29 September 2012 - 05:38 PM

I am in Ontario. No celiac testing is covered. I had to pay $65 just for the tTG test. He didn't offer any other tests, just said that is the only one needed. He is a bit of an ass at the best of times. Hopefully if I do have celiac it will show up positive.

it would seem you should have been informed that any further testing would have been at your expense and allowed to make that choice.

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Posted 29 September 2012 - 05:51 PM

I am in Ontario. No celiac testing is covered.

I, too, am in Ontario. OHIP will cover an endoscopy with biopsies, and pathological examination of the biopsies. Much more expensive than the blood panel. Go figure.
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Posted 30 September 2012 - 04:28 PM

I wrote another post on a different board detailing all my symptoms. I've already had vitamin and mineral levels drawn and I am deficent in vitamin K, vitamin D, vitamin B, Iron, not sure what else. I also have the skin issues and I just printed out 2 pictures at Walmart to take bc I don't currently have the rash. Here is one pic of my knee (where I normally get it the worst. I have had it worse than this as well but this is one of the two pictures I have - Posted Image
I really hope that I can get him to do the testing bc I am just getting sicker and sicker and it is really impacting my life. I am a full time social work student as well as a mother of 3 (ages 6, 10, and 11) and I am barely able to function.

Wow, I look like that all over right now. Ask to be checked.
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Posted 06 November 2012 - 09:24 PM

Hi there
I am new, suffer from thyroid diseae and did suffer GERD till I went gluten-free.
I think I got glutened todat by a contaminated knife, I feel foul :(.

I was sort of tested but Dr said nothing further in 2007 is this the test?
Anti tissue transglutaminase 5.0u/ml
Celiac autoantibody .0-15.0

Since then I have found out about numerous deficiencies, currently trying to supplement up but don't know about minerals or some vitamins. I am very anemic.

I cannot understand the bloods for cliac. Could someone plz help me?
luv Dawn
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