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mama2two

Enterolab Costs?

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My husband went to a GI doc that is supposed to be very knowledgable re: celiac disease and he did a CBC, celiac panel and chemistry profile, today the nurse called him and said everything was normal, call again, if he has any other problems. The reason he finally decided to go to the dr was because of the stomach issues he was having and because his hematocrit was too low to give blood, it usually is not. Now they are saying his crit is higher, but still a little low. I am not convinced by these results because he has had such positive results with the diet when he follows it. I was thinking about looking into enterolab testing and wondering what kind of money I'm looking at and whether or not insurance will pay? Does anyone know? Thanks!

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It is about 389 for the whole test. You can also do an single test for 99, but sometimes its best to do the whole test and to find out what genes he carries and if he has a problem with casein, which many of us do. The good thing with enterolab is you dont have to be eating gluten when you take the test.

Some insurances will cover it, it really just depends on the insurance company. I never submitted mine cause i have a 300 dollar deductiable, so it really wasnt worth it to me to try to submit.

I would go look at the enterolab website and see what test you would like to do.

I was very happy with my results, even tho i also tested positive threw blood work and positive for DH.

paula

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I have blue cross/blue shield PPO (in Texas). Enterolab is covered at out-of-network rates for me. Here's the zinger: my out-of-network benefits don't kick in until I've spent $1000 of my own money at that provider. That's not even counting deductible. So I had to self-pay.

Having said all that, it was TOTALLY WORTH IT! I got confirmation that gluten is a problem, and surprised that casein is a problem too. I'm feeling better than I have since I was a teenager. I might have only gone "gluten-light" without hard data.

I got my daughter tested and she's doing much better also.

I'm also a little irritated at Enterolab for being a patented test with no published research. But that's a-whole-nuther thread that's been beaten to death.

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Paid for it myself, have a high deductible, best money I ever spent. Doctors do not know squat about this, and they may not even recognize the results when you show them. Do it anyway for your own peace of mind. Have the full panel as you need to know what other things you might be sensitive to and if you have the gene. Barbara

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