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tmk

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Hello! Sorry if this question has been asked already -- I read through a few post about enterolab, but didn't notice my question. Also -- sorry for the question -- but I guess it's not like ya'all haven't talked about questions like this before! :P

So here it goes. . . . I have a GI appointment set up, but it's not until August so I decided to go and give the Enterolab thing a shot (i'm impatient!). My Q is -- my main symptom (among several) is the big chronic D :blink: . . . for those of you who have tested w/ Enterolab before -- is that ok for a sample b/c that's pretty much what all I've got to offer!!! :unsure:

Just wanted to be sure -- also -- is it ok if you don't "send it off" right away if it is frozen?! I can't believe I'm asking these questions!

Thanks for the info -- YOU GUYS ROCK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :D

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Hi there!

"D" is OK and they have specific packing instructions to ensure that the feces stay in their container no matter how liquid. (I know, ewww factor!)

Also, you can only send off your package on a Monday, Tuesday, or Wednesday so that it won't arrive at Enterolab on a weekend. So if you collect your specimen on a Thursday, for example, it's sitting in your freezer until Monday morning. No biggie as long as you don't care that there's poop in your freezer.

HTH! :)


gluten-free May 17, 2007; casein-light since June 2007

Dx'ed gluten/casein intolerant by Enterolab. Family doc dx'ed "gluten sensitive" after dietary response. DQ 6 & DQ 7

8 year old daughter dx'ed gluten/casein intolerant & malabsorption by Enterolab and has been GFCL since June 12, 2007. Excellent response to diet, including growth! Tummyaches & irritability are gone! DQ 5 & DQ 6

Husband has DQ 5 (elementary, my dear Watson!). Self-diagnosed gluten-intolerant by diet response and challenge.

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they told me they perfer it at least 24 hours in the freezer

yuck

I am on week 2 waiting for the results.

Grrr why does it take so long :(

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The others already answered. But yes D is ok and yes, it is best to freeze it before shipping.


Andrea

Enterolab positive results only June 06:
Me HLA-DQB1 Molecular analysis, Allele 1 0201; HLA-DQB1 Molecular analysis, Allele 2 0301; Serologic equivalent: HLA-DQ 2,3 (subtype 2, 7)
Husband HLA-DQB1 Molecular analysis, Allele 1 0201; HLA-DQB1 Molecular analysis, Allele 2 0302; Serologic equivalent: HLA-DQ 2,3 (subtype 2,8)



The whole family has been soy free since February, gluten free since June 2006.

The whole family went back to a gluten diet October 2011.  We never had official testing done and I decided to give gluten a go again.  At this point I've decided to work on making some gluten free things again, though healthwise everyone seems to be fine.  The decision to add gluten back in was also made based on other things I'd read about the 2nd sequence of genes.  It is my belief that we had a gluten intolerance, but thanks to things I've learned here, I know more what to keep an eye on.  If you have a confirmed case of celiac, please don't go back to gluten, it's a lifelong lifestyle change.

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flipping out -- just sent my enterolab off and realized that i did not sign the shipping form giving consent -- does anyone know if this will mess up them not sending it out?! :(

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