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Hello,

My name is Amy. It's recently come to my attention that my Grandmother, on my moms' side, has Celiac disease. My mom has a lot of the symptoms of the disease also. In doing my own research on the subject I found that it is hereditary. I told my mom to ask her doctor to perform the screening test on her, she said he didn't feel it necessary. My question is, does anyone know if I can buy a home test kit at a store?

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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Welcome Amy,

Unfortunately, I don't' believe there is an over the counter test for Celiac Disease. You are correct, your mother needs Celiac Blood Panel ordered by her doctor. I don't understand why her doctors found it unnecessary. I thought doctors were available to help people.

If testing is not an option for your mother, she could try the diet for several weeks to see if her symptoms improve.


Lisa

Gluten Free - August 15, 2004

"Not all who wander are lost" - JRR Tolkien

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Your mom might want to find a different doctor, if she can (or was it your mother who didn't think the test was necessary? I couldn't tell). Also, she can try going gluten-free to see if it helps, but if she wants to be tested, she'll have to still be eating gluten, or the test will return a false negative.

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Hello,

My name is Amy. It's recently come to my attention that my Grandmother, on my moms' side, has Celiac disease. My mom has a lot of the symptoms of the disease also. In doing my own research on the subject I found that it is hereditary. I told my mom to ask her doctor to perform the screening test on her, she said he didn't feel it necessary. My question is, does anyone know if I can buy a home test kit at a store?

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

There is a home test kit in Canada called Biocard. It is Canada only though.


Proverbs 25:16 "Hast thou found honey? eat so much as is sufficient for thee, lest thou be filled therewith, and vomit it."

Job 30:27 My bowels boiled, and rested not: the days of affliction prevented me.

Thyroid cyst and nodules, Lactose / casein intolerant. Diet positive, gene test pos, symptoms confirmed by Dr-head. My current bad list is: gluten, dairy, sulfites, coffee (the devil's brew), tea, Bug's Bunnies carrots, garbanzo beans of pain, soy- no joy, terrible turnips, tomatoes, peppers, potatoes, eggplant, celery, strawberries, pistachios, and hard work. Have a good day! 🙂 Paul

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There is also Enterolab testing. They do stool testing to look for antibodies that your body will form to gluten. They DO NOT diagnose celiac disease but they can tell you if you are making antibodies to it.


Courage does not always roar, sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying

"I will try again tommorrow" (Mary Anne Radmacher)

Diagnosed by Allergist with elimination diet and diagnosis confirmed by GI in 2002

Misdiagnoses for 15 years were IBS-D, ataxia, migraines, anxiety, depression, fibromyalgia, parathesias, arthritis, livedo reticularis, hairloss, premature menopause, osteoporosis, kidney damage, diverticulosis, prediabetes and ulcers, dermatitis herpeformis

All bold resoved or went into remission in time with proper diagnosis of Celiac November 2002

 Gene Test Aug 2007

HLA-DQB1 Molecular analysis, Allele 1 0303

HLA-DQB1 Molecular analysis, Allele 2 0303

Serologic equivalent: HLA-DQ 3,3 (Subtype 9,9)

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