ooops...one last thing i wanted to ask...before my week is out....have any of you done Entero labs? and what do you think....i know its not the same....but it would be SOMETHING i could have on paper....shoud a fecal test show ANYTHING related.....
i think my primary should have OFFERED that to me as well.....but he doesnt seem too keen on offering anything.....not a regular blood panel, not thryoid....i mean i AM 51....so you would think.....esp. since he knows im concerned....
its too late for me to change medical groups i think for this year....unfortunately.
A MD will not offer things like Enterolab stool testing as they are not considered legitimate medical testing. I doubt any insurance would pay for it either.
"Why don’t you recognize tests (stool tests or otherwise) for non-celiac gluten sensitivity that are currently available through companies like Enterolab or Cyrex?
We only embrace tests that have endured rigorous scientific evaluations. So far, these tests have received no evidence-based support.
Enterolab has never successfully published anything on the accuracy of stool tests (nor have any other stool test manufacturers, to our knowledge) making it difficult to confirm the research results. Because of this, we must make our decisions based on what has been published; Harvard, UCSD, and the American College of Gastroenterology all agree that stool tests are simply not sensitive or specific enough methods in screening for celiac disease......"