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Blood Test Monday (10/13)

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Hi,

I'm having blood drawn at my local hospital on monday for a complete Celiac panel (I believe there are four things they check) and also an ANA test (to check for other autoimmune diseases I guess). I know I need to continue eating gluten for the test, and I have a loaf of white bread on hand to make sure. I've read I just need to consume a couple slices per day to stay glutened for the blood work?

Any advice would be appreciated.

Thanks,

LIS

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Just to confirm, this is what needs to be ordered:

Anti-gliadin antibodies (AGA) both IgA and IgG

Anti-endomysial antibodies (EMA) - IgA

Anti-tissue transglutaminase antibodies (tTG) - IgA

Total IgA level.

Yes, you must continue to consume gluten for optimum of results. A good gluten diet for SEVERAL WEEKS is suggested.

Good luck and I hope you get your answers.

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Thanks Momma Goose,

I've been well-glutened for several months now and I am very symptomatic. I checked my cupboards today and found them a little bare in gluten-containing products... so I went out and bought a large loaf of white bread to make sure I continue to eat enough each day. Appreciate the info about the blood work. I'll be sure to double-check on monday when I pick up the orders from my doctor's office.

LIS

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