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lob6796

Enterolab Insurance Reimbursement?

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My daughter is on state health insurance. I just reviewed her labs that her doctor did, and he DID do age appropriate tests, and they were negative. I know she has an issue though, because she was vomiting constantly and when I stopped adding cereal to her bottle (doctor ordered for reflux) the vomiting is very rare. But, she continues to have stomach cramping and other digestive issues that her doctor can't explain. I would like to do a non-invasive test (Enterolab) but I am wondering if Medicaid will reimburse the cost. Does anyone have experience with this? I couldn't afford to do the tests without reimbursement, and I would like to see some conclusive reasons for her digestive issues.


~Sorry for the million questions, I really want to learn as much as I can!~

04/07 - Diagnosed Fibromyalgia

05/07 -Diagnosed Celiac from test & symptoms - scheduled for biopsy

~Also intolerant to milk, soy & beef

Daughter - 2yo - tested negative 03/07 for Celiac

-allergic to milk and soy

-retesting Celiac soon due to symptoms~

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I was just about to ask the same thing! My dd is also on Medicaid. I think I will talk to her pedi about it. I am thinking that maybe, if she orders it, then medicaid will pay. The samples may have to be taken by the pedi, too, but that is ok with me. I LOVE my pedi, she is so understanding and supportive about all of this mess!

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Mom of 4 beautiful girls (the 2 youngest are only 10 months apart!)
Diagnosed with Celiac disease on November 8, 2006; gluten-free as of 12-1-06.

DD#2 13 years old; diagnosed on November 28, 2006. gluten-free as of 12-7-06.
DD#3 9 years old; diagnosed through blood work in October 2006. Gluten-free as of mid-November and doing GREAT!!
DD#4 8 years old; had a scope done on 6-22-07 (at 14 months old) and the dr saw stomach ulcers, but all test results were negative. GI dr told us to put her on the gluten free diet anyway. She is gluten free as of 6-22-07.

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I don't know about Medicaid, but my insurance company wouldn't reimburse it. It's not a mainstream medical thing so I'd guess you'd have some trouble. Why not just try the diet? If you're someone who can stick with the diet without an "official" diagnosis, dietary response is an easy, cheap way to go.


Gluten-Free since September 15, 2005.

Peanut-Free since July 2006.

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