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MelissaNZ

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Hi my daughter had had two blood tests showing positive results and my Dr referred her to get a biopsy. However the pediatrics now want her to get a gene test. Is this normal procedure? It seemed her bloods were pretty conclusive that she had it. Thoughts much appreciated.

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7 hours ago, MelissaNZ said:

Hi my daughter had had two blood tests showing positive results and my Dr referred her to get a biopsy. However the pediatrics now want her to get a gene test. Is this normal procedure? It seemed her bloods were pretty conclusive that she had it. Thoughts much appreciated.

The only thing I can think of is that they might be trying to spare your daughter a biopsy.  If the genetic test is positive, and two positive blood tests, then maybe they could give a positive dx without a biopsy?  I'm just guessing though.  Can you call the pediatrician and ask for clarification?

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The genes test only helps to rule out celiac disease.  The biopsy is still considered the "Gold" standard, at least in the U.S.  


Non-functioning Gall bladder Removal Surgery 2005

Diagnosed via Blood Test (DGP IgA only) and Endoscopy: March 2013

Hashimoto's Thyroiditis

Osteopenia/osteoporosis -- June 2013

Allergies and Food Intolerances

Repeat endoscopy/Biopsies: Healed

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