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Enterolab Or Optimum?

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But I don't know which one to go with.

I suspect that gluten may not be my only issue, which makes the Optimum 96-food panel more enticing, but I don't know if it's as sensitive as EnteroLab testing.

Which would you recommend?


Toni

Casein free since June 2006.

Gluten free since August 2006

Egg and Soy free since October 2006.

Diagnosis of IBS May 2006.

Diagnosis of Fibromyalgia September 2006.

Negative biopsy and blood tests.

EnterLab results:

Gluten intolerance

Egg intolerance

Soy intolerance

HLA-DQ 2,1 (Subtype 2,5) which means I have one celiac gene and one sensitivity gene.

Mother of three special boys. (and not just because of their dx's)

Married 13 years to a guy who wishes we weren't all so "special!"

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But I don't know which one to go with.

I suspect that gluten may not be my only issue, which makes the Optimum 96-food panel more enticing, but I don't know if it's as sensitive as EnteroLab testing.

Which would you recommend?

What is Optimum 96? I have only heard of Enterolab. Sounds interesting....


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gluten free since august 3, 2006

soy free since september 9, 2006

positive blood test august 2, 2006

positive biopsy august 10, 2006

diagnosed with hoshimoto's hypothyroidism in 4th grade

diagnosed with PCOS sometime in high school

"genetically" extremely high cholesterol and tricyclycerides

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What is Optimum 96? I have only heard of Enterolab. Sounds interesting....

www.optimumhealthresource.com

It requires only a pin-prick, and tells you how sensitive you are to 96 different kinds of foods.


Toni

Casein free since June 2006.

Gluten free since August 2006

Egg and Soy free since October 2006.

Diagnosis of IBS May 2006.

Diagnosis of Fibromyalgia September 2006.

Negative biopsy and blood tests.

EnterLab results:

Gluten intolerance

Egg intolerance

Soy intolerance

HLA-DQ 2,1 (Subtype 2,5) which means I have one celiac gene and one sensitivity gene.

Mother of three special boys. (and not just because of their dx's)

Married 13 years to a guy who wishes we weren't all so "special!"

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But I don't know which one to go with.

I suspect that gluten may not be my only issue, which makes the Optimum 96-food panel more enticing, but I don't know if it's as sensitive as EnteroLab testing.

Which would you recommend?

I would go with the enterolab tests. Mainly because the Elisha testing the other lab does didn't pick up my gluten intolerance.


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"I will try again tommorrow" (Mary Anne Radmacher)

Diagnosed by Allergist with elimination diet and diagnosis confirmed by GI in 2002

Misdiagnoses for 15 years were IBS-D, ataxia, migraines, anxiety, depression, fibromyalgia, parathesias, arthritis, livedo reticularis, hairloss, premature menopause, osteoporosis, kidney damage, diverticulosis, prediabetes and ulcers, dermatitis herpeformis

All bold resoved or went into remission in time with proper diagnosis of Celiac November 2002

 Gene Test Aug 2007

HLA-DQB1 Molecular analysis, Allele 1 0303

HLA-DQB1 Molecular analysis, Allele 2 0303

Serologic equivalent: HLA-DQ 3,3 (Subtype 9,9)

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Optimum sounds like it may be an allergy test. If so, it will not tell you about your food sensitivities. People who are sensitive to gluten are not necessarily allergic to it.


gluten-free 12/05

diagnosed with Lyme Disease 12/06

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So then I should go with the most comprehensive EnteroLab testing?

The Optimum site said it tested for 4 levels of intolerance, not just allergy. Is that just semantics? They test for IgGs--is that intolerance? And I didn't find out anything about their level of sensitivity. Like, just how sensitive do you have to be for it to show up on their tests?

I would go with the enterolab tests. Mainly because the Elisha testing the other lab does didn't pick up my gluten intolerance.

So did EnteroLab pick up your intolerance? Or did you just confirm it through diet?

EnteroLab it is! I'll let you know how it goes. :)


Toni

Casein free since June 2006.

Gluten free since August 2006

Egg and Soy free since October 2006.

Diagnosis of IBS May 2006.

Diagnosis of Fibromyalgia September 2006.

Negative biopsy and blood tests.

EnterLab results:

Gluten intolerance

Egg intolerance

Soy intolerance

HLA-DQ 2,1 (Subtype 2,5) which means I have one celiac gene and one sensitivity gene.

Mother of three special boys. (and not just because of their dx's)

Married 13 years to a guy who wishes we weren't all so "special!"

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:angry: I used Optimum in June and still do not have my results. Their test enclosure said it could be as long as 6 weeks, and that passed August 1. I would be tolerant of the delay if they would just respond and say that they are experiencing a huge influx of orders now, but I cannot get anyone to answer emails or phone messages. And I am being very polite and professional. Looks like I am going to be forced to go the legal way. Very, very disappointing. Finally diagnosed for Celiac this past January yet would really like to know if I am allergic to any of the other foods I am eating since I am feeling much better but could still see significant improvement.

So, be warned about long delays - if ever seeing a result - and no responses from Optimum.


Anne near Seattle

Artist in Oil - Portraits, landscapes, abstracts

Wheat free December 2005

Diagnosed Celiac January 2006 by genetic testing and gluten-free trial

Gluten free January 2006

Egg IgG allergy diagnosed October 2006

Casein Intolerant October 2006 - Enterolab

Genetic testing revealed one Celiac gene, one gluten sensitivity gene

Healing after going gluten-free:

Severe arthritis in both wrists disappeared

Mysterious fatigue lessened, then energy reappeared

Low-grade depression lifted

Periodic vomiting followed by dry heaves finally abated after finding hidden gluten sources

10 months after Gluten-free

Short term memory greatly improved, can have 'normal' conversations

Symptoms of Adult ADD gone. Just the artist weirdness left, but I put that to use!

Husband diagnosed Gluten, Casein, Soy intolerant October 2006

Genetic testing revealed two Gluten Sensitivity genes, not Celiac

Thinks he is very lucky to be married to a Celiac. I agree.

"If you can't be a good example, be a horrible warning." - Catherine Aird

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