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Gluten challenge length when not 100% gluten-free?

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Hey all!

My doctor ordered a celiac panel for me & I'm trying to figure out how long to make sure I'm eating gluten daily for. My doctor didn't give any instructions. I have eaten gluten pretty consistently my whole life, then went off it for a few weeks at the beginning of the year due to someone else's diet in the household. I was only off of it for a few weeks and have since eaten it 1-2 times a week on average, give or take. I'm now nearly 3 weeks into eating it daily. Anyone have experience with challenge length when gluten lite (or whatever you'd call it!) I have a few reasons to want to do it ASAP but want to make sure the result is accurate. 

Thanks so much!

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To make purty sure the tests are accurate you''d need to eat gluten for 12 weeks for the blood antibodies testing and 2 weeks for the endoscopy.


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I was going to post asking a similar question. I've probably been tested 3 or 4 times with all negative, i had one elevated marker before. I'm probably going to get tested again. Would you say it would be best to load up on wheat foods for the 12 weeks before a test, or just having a normal amount in the diet? 

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1 hour ago, Moogle39 said:

I was going to post asking a similar question. I've probably been tested 3 or 4 times with all negative, i had one elevated marker before. I'm probably going to get tested again. Would you say it would be best to load up on wheat foods for the 12 weeks before a test, or just having a normal amount in the diet? 

Whatever you can tolerate, but a minimum of one slice of bread per day or equivalent.   Make sure you get a complete celiac panel (TTG, EMA and DGP and make sure you are not IgA deficient.  


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