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jwblue

Member Since 10 May 2011
Offline Last Active Sep 04 2013 06:36 PM
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Blood Test Results : Do I Have Celiac?

29 August 2013 - 10:09 AM

I am 42 years old.  A few years ago I began having bloating when eating and constipation.  

 

The past few years I have had endoscopies for other stomach issues but I did not have a Celiac test.  I do not believe that the physicians that performed the endoscopies looked for any type of Celiac damage in my stomach lining.

 

The blood results appear negative, but I am not certain.  Clicking on the picture will enlarge it.

 

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Pre Blood Test Questions

11 May 2013 - 08:40 AM

I just ordered a Celiac panel blood test.

 

There are instructions on the webpage for the test that state the following.

 

 

Reminder: Be sure to fast for 10-12 hours prior to blood draw. You may drink water or black coffee during your fast. In additon, it is recommended that you refrain from vigorous excercise 24-48 hours prior to your blood draw. If you currently take medications, please stay on your current schedule.

 

 

Everywhere I have read says that fasting before a Celiac blood test is not necessary.  I think the instructions above are general for all blood tests.

 

Someone mentioned in another thread that it is good to eat the "equivalent of four slices of bread a day for 12 weeks". Someone mentioned 2 slices.  How much gluten is in 2 or 4 slices of bread?  What exactly would be equivalent?  I do eat pasta 2x a week.

 

If I would to eat a lot of flour products a few days before the test, would a more accurate diagnosis be likely?

 

Everyday I eat a bread called Ezeloe; 4:9.  It is a sprouted grain bread.  The website says the following about the gluten content.

 

Q: Are Food for Life sprouted grain foods "gluten free"?

A: No. Food for Life breads contain naturally occurring gluten. However, our unique sprouting process activates enzymes, which naturally metabolize starch, carbohydrates and gluten protein. This may explain why so many gluten sensitive people may tolerate sprouted grains.

 

 

Since the gluten is metabolized, does that mean it would affect the blood test diagnosis whether I have Celiac?  Should I eat regular bread instead?

 

I can surmise the answers to these questions.  I would appreciate any responses, but would like to know if the answers are surmises or based on fact.


Are These Blood Tests Sufficient To Diagnose Celiac?

10 May 2013 - 05:50 AM

I asked this question before and was given an answer.  However, since then, the lab I was going to use reduced the price and am not sure the panel includes the same tests. 

 

 

 

 

Endomysial antibodies IgA
Celiac Disease Complete Panel
Tissue transglutaminase, IgG
Tissue transglutaminase, IgA
Deamidated gliadin IgA!
Deamidated gliadin IgG!
Serum IgA quantitation!

 

 

 

 

 

http://www.healthche...ehensive/63473/

 

 

Why do I even have to ask these questions?  There should be a standard.


Food Made Without Gluten Vs. Food Made In A Dedicated Gluten Free Facility?

13 January 2013 - 01:29 PM

Is it ok to eat a tortilla chip that is made without gluten but may or may have not been made in a gluten free facility?

If it was made in a facility that made foods with gluten, could the chips be ok to eat?

What Age Did Everyone Begin To Have Symptoms?

04 December 2012 - 11:13 PM

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