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Igg Testing-- Reliable Or Not Worth The Money?

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My biopsy and bloodwork for celiac have come back negative, but I have almost all of the classic symptoms. I have started to look into IgG/ Food sensitivity testing. I have heard and found mixed things.. Did anyone have luck with these tests? I think one of the things I am worried about is false positivies... I don't want to have to stop eating things that really don't make a difference! Are some labs better and more reliable than others? I have talked to a doctor who uses Genova, and one who uses Alletess. Supposedly they can each also test for celiac or at least gluten sensitivity with IgG methods. Thoughts or experiences are much appreciated!

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I did the yorktest, and yeast showed up high, and kiwi. Beans and molluscs showed up low. The yeast thing was confirmed by kinesiology. I had been off gluten for 9 months so it did not show up (there si antigliadin IgG in that test)

Some only have IgM reactions.

I guess that a combined test for IgG and IgM would be better (if the lab is realibale. Meaning that if one sends in split samples (slpit the blood and send it in as two different names) show exactly the same result).....this is a problem in some labs. Yorktest is said to have passed that test.

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My biopsy and bloodwork for celiac have come back negative, but I have almost all of the classic symptoms. I have started to look into IgG/ Food sensitivity testing. I have heard and found mixed things.. Did anyone have luck with these tests? I think one of the things I am worried about is false positivies... I don't want to have to stop eating things that really don't make a difference! Are some labs better and more reliable than others? I have talked to a doctor who uses Genova, and one who uses Alletess. Supposedly they can each also test for celiac or at least gluten sensitivity with IgG methods. Thoughts or experiences are much appreciated!

Thanks!

Even though your tests came back negative I would strongly advise that you do the diet strictly for at least a few months. If your celiac testing was a false negative your body may be in hyperdrive, immune system wise and you may find yourself reactive to a lot of foods because of the fact that you need to eliminate gluten. I am someone who always has shown negative (although I recently found a very old celiac screen test where I was a low postive but the doctor had called it a negative because it was only 2 points into positive range so make sure you check the actual lab results don't just go with what the doctor tells you) I had conventional skin testing for allergies before I was diagnosed. I was allergic to everything but beech trees. This was when the allergist prescribed an elimination diet and my celiac was finally found. Turned out I was only really allergic to a couple of items every other allergy fell off after I had been gluten-free for a couple of months.

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I'm wondering about these tests, too. I had an anaphylactic-like reaction the last time I ate wheat, and went to a regular allergist, who didn't believe me. She tested me for all sorts of allergies, and I had tons of inhalant allergies which I did'nt know about, but no food allergies. She said the IgG tests were unreliable. So now I'm just walking around wondering if it was wheat or some other thing. I have 3 kids which I wonder about too. I keep wanting to do an elimination diet, but it's hard with kids, they are such picky eaters. Having a test done would at least give me a starting point. The tests are so expensive, though. I was looking at the Lame Advertisement test. If anyone tries any of these tests, let us know if they seemed accurate. Maybe I'll go ahead and try.

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