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Violet's GI Dr. tested her for this yesterday at her appt. She's allergic to wheat so she's been on a gluten free diet for 9 months or so now so the regular test wouldn't be accurate (and she's only 19 months old) so he ran the gene test. But I forgot to ask how long it takes to get the results! Is it the standard few days or b/c it's a gene test does it take several weeks?

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Linda

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I had mine done through Prometheus, and the turn around time is pretty quick. I think a day or two and the results are faxed back to the doctor.

My doc sent me a letter with the results, and I think it was exactly a week from the day I had the blood drawn. I think the letter went out a week later, and I got a day or two thereafter, so a week and a half, maybe?

A lot of that depends on the speed of your doctor's office. Most labwork takes only a few days to do. Blood has a specific window of time.

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I have a dumb question :huh: what is the gene test for? Our son was DX on 12-05-08 with Celiac (blood work) and we are going to see a GI Dr at the end of this month. I guess I do not understand who and why we should get a gene test?? I am still very new to Celiac and I have alot of question...sorry

Also, could this be why my husband tested neg for Celiac... should he have the gene test done? He is the one with GI problems

sonia

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I'm not an expert by any means so hopefully someone else will answer!!

I'll tell you our situation. My DD was diagnosed with a wheat allergy. Her reaction though to all gluten is vomiting and diarrhea (we're talking she eats 5 cheerios and has diarrhea for 12 hours!). Her GI wants to see if it's Celiacs or just a plain old allergy but since she has been gluten free for 9 months the standard blood tests won't work. So he did the gene test. If someone tests positive for the gene it doesn't necessarily mean they have it, but in my DD"s case it would point towards it given her reactions. Does that make sense? Her blood tests would be negative b/c she's been gluten free but her reaction is too severe to have her be on gluten to get the blood test. So they did the genetic test.

Honestly I don't know about your DH or your children....I bet someone else can answer!

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On 02/01/2009 at 2:07 AM, littleguyw/celiac disease said:

I have a dumb question :huh: what is the gene test for? Our son was DX on 12-05-08 with Celiac (blood work) and we are going to see a GI Dr at the end of this month. I guess I do not understand who and why we should get a gene test?? I am still very new to Celiac and I have alot of question...sorry

 

Also, could this be why my husband tested neg for Celiac... should he have the gene test done? He is the one with GI problems

 

sonia

I was recommended to have gene test because I was too scared to gluten load for blood test because I knew how unwell it would make me. Practitioners told me if I test negative what Evers wrong with me will not be celiac with negative gene result, therefore I wouldn’t have to do gluten loading fo celiac blood test. I came back positive as a gene carrier so I’m now doing the gluten challenge for celiac test (and sick as a dog!).

My understanding is gene testing can rule you out altogether for celiac disease, or be indicator for monitoring in the future if previous celiac test negative and gene positive.

hope this helps ☺️

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I was recommended to have gene test because I was too scared to gluten load for blood test because I knew how unwell it would make me. Practitioners told me if I test negative what Evers wrong with me will not be celiac with negative gene result, therefore I wouldn’t have to do gluten loading fo celiac blood test. I came back positive as a gene carrier so I’m now doing the gluten challenge for celiac test (and sick as a dog!).

My understanding is gene testing can rule you out altogether for celiac disease, or be indicator for monitoring in the future if previous celiac test negative and gene positive.

hope this helps ☺️

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I had the gene test because I was too sick to eat at the time and the GI said that there are only two things that can make your insides look like that (ground meat) and one is cancer which he biopsied already and the other is Celiac.   My tests were positive for the genes.   I've been told that someone with a negative gene test will never be diagnosed with Celiac but a person with a positive gene test will need to be followed for symptoms or biopsied to make sure they don't have damage.     

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