I just got tested by my dr - waiting for results. While I havne't been on gluten free diet - i have had minimal digestion because I am doing Atkins - so no bread, wheat products consumed. May have digested some in other forms - she was aware of that but didn't say it would impact the results - not until i read hear did i realize hey i probably shoudl have consumed before. I spoke with my family dr and he said I may have to be retested if the results don't come out as they suspect - strongly believe celiac due to malabsorbion of vits.
Your responses are most appreciated, thank you. I was afraid gluten consumption before the test was needed. Predictably, the test results were negative.
I have been relatively gluten-free for over a decade. I say relative because I allow myself to eat non-certified oats daily and drink some beers on the weekends. As others have reported, some beers I seem to handle fine and others not so well. I decided to include a celiac test in my annual physical because I am beginning to fear that if I am legitimately celiac rather than gluten-intolerant, I am doing long-term damage by consuming even the minimal amounts of gluten in non-certified oats and beer.
Unfortunately, it seems the test was a waste of money since I was told eating gluten beforehand was not necessary for an accurate reading. Drag.
Thanks again for your input.
I'll let you know how my tests come back and if she says I need to consume and then retest.