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tummyaches

Member Since 12 Feb 2013
Offline Last Active Feb 24 2013 05:23 PM
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Gene Testing?

12 February 2013 - 06:21 AM

I've suspected my daughter and myself both have celiacs or at least sensitivity to wheat. My GP ordered a gene test for myself and it apparently came back negative.

I'm a little confused if gene testing is the same as antibody testing? Also, is a gene test impacted by being gluten free at the time of testing?

I have many symptoms of celiacs, as does my daughter, and we've found that these symptoms abate with a strict gluten free diet. I'm unsure if we should try to find out if we do indeed have it again or if the gene test is a failsafe method of diagnosis, regardless of gluten in the diet.

Thank you kindly