Hi I'm New Here!False negative blood test
Posted 25 November 2012 - 11:40 AM
Thanks for all your help!
Posted 25 November 2012 - 12:17 PM
Posted 25 November 2012 - 01:38 PM
Follow through and ask if the full celiac panel was done. If the doctor has no idea what you're talking about, ask to be referred to a gastroenterologist. Alternatively, you can ask to be referred to a dermatologist and request a biopsy. However, the Kaiser dermatologists don't know that they need to biopsy the clear skin NEXT to a lesion and not the lesion itself. Good luck winning that argument! I have DH, and my skin is terribly scarred because the Kaiser dermatologists (lots of them) told me I just had a bad case of acne and treated it as such. If all fails, simply begin following a gluten-free diet, because you will probably regain your health if you do. And please continue to ask questions on this Forum--you'll learn a lot!
Posted 25 November 2012 - 03:11 PM
"Everything that can be counted does not necessarily count; everything that counts cannot necessarily be counted." - Albert Einstein
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Caffeine free 1973
Lactose free 1990
(Mis)diagnosed IBS, fibromyalgia '80's and '90's
Diagnosed psoriatic arthritis 2004
Self-diagnosed gluten intolerant, gluten-free Nov. 2007
Soy free March 2008
Nightshade free Feb 2009
Citric acid free June 2009
Potato starch free July 2009
(Totally) corn free Nov. 2009
Legume free March 2010
Now tolerant of lactose
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Posted 25 November 2012 - 06:11 PM
Posted 25 November 2012 - 08:12 PM
No matter what, push for all the tests. And post here. They are better than doctors sometimes!
Posted 29 November 2012 - 02:45 PM
2. Tissue Transglutaminase
3. Gliadin IGA
However I did not receive numbers....just 'negative'. Is this the full celiac panel? I emailed my doctor and asked if there was a chance it was a false negative and she said yes and to follow up with a GI. I'm sick of feeling sick! Part of me wants to just eliminate gluten and see how I feel. I'm ready for this itchy rash to go away too!
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