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#16 U Gluten Free

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Posted 11 January 2013 - 05:06 PM

While we are all sympathetic to your situation, it's important to stress that interpretation of test results should be between you and your Dr., not by a public group of well-wishers.
The tests that "mushroom" mentioned are presumably FDA-approved, but I personally question relying on over-the-counter self-diagnosis with unapproved tests.
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Posted 11 January 2013 - 08:05 PM

The tests that "mushroom" mentioned are presumably FDA-approved, but I personally question relying on over-the-counter self-diagnosis with unapproved tests.


These tests are what the American Medical Association requires, in conjunction with endoscopy and biopsy, (with positive results) in order to diagnose celiac disease. I have no idea what the FDA has to say about them and they are not over-the-counter as you seem to be implying. The only over-the-counter celiac testing I am aware of comes from the Canadian Bio-Card (with which I am not personally familiar), and the U.S. Enterolab ( a stool test, not a blood test) which is not accepted by the AMA. Other labs such as Genova also provide stool testing for gliadin antibodies which, again, are not accepted by the AMA.
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