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Do You Have Your Blood Drawn The Day Of Your Gi Dr. Appointment?

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I'm finally getting in to see a GI doctor on the 7th. How likely is it that I'll have my blood drawn that day? I would assume that's how they'd do it, but I figured I'd ask.

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Most likely, they'll draw it that day--or give you a script to have it done at a place like Quest--that's what my GI does. :)

Since you don't have to fast for the antibody testing, if they send you to an outside lab to have the blood drawn, you can do it on the way home.

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I got a script the day of my GI appointment to have blood drawn, they don't have a lab at his office. I took it to work with me that night and had it drawn in the lab.

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Cool. How long does it usually take for them to give you results?

I had my antibodies checked recently and it took about a week.

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I just wanted to add that it's best to ask at the time the blood is drawn how long it will take, because different labs have their own turn-around times.

If you don't hear by the day they tell you, call them--many times doctor's offices get busy and don't call back with test results right away. ;)

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I was amazed when I went to see my GI doc and he said I needed bloodwork done. He turned around and came back sporting a needle. Talk about a shocker, I never expected him to do it right then! The funny part is I had both kids with me (ages 7 and 9) so I didn't want to look nervous or anything and had to be very cool abou the whole thing. I never had time to get anxious or prepare in any way which was a little unsettling even though I was glad I could get it done and over with all in the same visit.

It only took exactly one week to get the results, but that is because the blood was drawn on Tuesday and the doctor is only in Tuesday and Thursday so I had to wait a week.

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You also have another option which is to call and ask if they can send you the slip for the lab and maybe have the results waiting when you get there the day of your appointment. If you were referred and your doctor suspected celiac at the time of the referral that may be very possible. Your GP could also order it and have the results sent both to him and the GI doctor.

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