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Questions About Entrolab?

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I've read alot about tesing and entrolab keeps coming up.... I'm wondering if you have already gone gluten-free will the test still be accurate? I really don't want to go back on gluten, the diet has shown me there is a definant correlation and i'd rather not be sick again. :unsure: But at the same time, a Dx would be helpful when I'm weak. ;) I did get blood tests done prior to going gluten-free, but my doctor sent a letter saying I was normal....

I just don't know, other than that I feel better with no gluten.

Any comments would be great!

-Lollie

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I accidentally, spelled Enterolab wrong.... my bad!

-Lollie ;)

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Enterolab can detect the antibodies for quite awhile after being gluten free. I had been gluten-free for about 3 months. And, of course, the DNA test isn't dependent on eating anything.

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Will it tell you if your just intolerant-or is it just indicative of celiac.

And is it expensive? I undersood that it is something you do your self? I guess I still have lots of questions!

Lollie

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Will it tell you if your just intolerant-or is it just indicative of celiac.

And is it expensive? I undersood that it is something you do your self? I guess I still have lots of questions!

Lollie

I'd say it's expensive, I got almost all the tests so it cost around $400 with shipping. It definitely told me I was intolerant and since I also bought the gene testing as well, it told me I have one of the main genes associated with Celiac...that was enough for me. That cemented in my mind that I can never eat gluten again without suffering the consequences. The treatment for intolerance is the same as for Celiac in any case. You order the tests from them, they express it out to you. The gene test is done with a swab on the inside of your cheek. The others are done with a stool test which you collect in a special container. They include all the shipping materials to sent it back to them. They run the analysis and a doctor interprets the tests, then they email the results back to you.

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$400 doesn't sound so bad, if I hadn't already spent $400+ to my doc to do testing....I don't know if he even knew what to look for! <_<

Thanks for getting back to me! I guess I'll look them up on the net and see about taking care of it....And I can stay gluten-free?

-Lollie

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Donna has done a very good job of explaing the Enterolab process to you. I did it and had been gluten-free for a while too. They got the results back to me within two weeks via email. I consider it a well spent $400 and will never eat gluten again. I do not have celiac disease/I have a gluten intolerance, but I do have a gene. I could develop full-blown celiac disease somewhere down the line if I would not eat gluten-free, and I have a granddaughter that has celiac disease. It is thought that the method of testing that Enterolab does will eventually be the gold standard for gluten intolerance and celiac testing as it is much more sensitive than testing through the blood. Barbara

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Thanks! I'm going to give it a try! I appreciate all of you responding!

-lollie

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Good luck!!

I got tested after 4 months off gluten and was positive in all areas but with no Celiac gene. I have 2 intolerance genes. Enterolab cannot offically diagnose Celiac...it will just tell you if you're immune system is responding negatively to gluten and if you posess the gene to develop Celaic or not.

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$400 doesn't sound so bad, if I hadn't already spent $400+ to my doc to do testing....I don't know if he even knew what to look for! <_<

Thanks for getting back to me! I guess I'll look them up on the net and see about taking care of it....And I can stay gluten-free?

-Lollie

You're welcome! I feel my $400 was money well spent. I had been on a low carb diet for about 2 years so I doubt the standard blood tests and biopsies would have shown much. I'd been gluten free for a few weeks before I sent for my Enterolab tests. Their website says you can be gluten-free for up to a year I believe.

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