ok, I assume getting an endoscopy at the same time as an upper GI would be my best bet.
I live in Canada, and therefore don't pay for medical visits, do you think I can tell the doctor what I want done?, all he is sending me for is the upper GI, I will tell him that I want the endoscopy, does he have to listen?
Yes, do keep eating gluten until May 17th if you can handle it. I'm not sure what your dr meant when he said that about their not being specific tests...there are specific tests (Kareng posted links above), HOWEVER the tests cannot rule out celiac. They are designed so that if they come back positive it's very, very, very accurate. If it comes back negative it could be a false negative. In other words you can have a negative test resutl and still have celiac. so perhaps that is what your dr meant abotu them not being specific. Be sure to eat gluten until all your testing is done because not eating gluten can cause your test results to be false negative.
ok, I will print those off and bring them to the Dr.'s with me, I can't thank you enough.
thanks...I have the blood tests tomorrow, the Dr. told me that there is not just a specific test to find out if you have Celiac, is this true???
He is sending me for a bunch of bloodwork tomorrow and an upper GI on May 17th, do you think i need to continue eating gluten until may 17th or does that not have anything to do with an upper GI.