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How Long Do You Have To Be Ingesting Gluten In Order To Test Positive For Antibodies?

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I've been gluten light, but basically gluten free for about a year. I have strictly been gluten free for a month. I didn't know I needed to be eating gluten in order to get the Celiac Profile blood test done. What is the minimum amount of time (and how many grams or how much) gluten do I need to be eating before I get the Celiac Profile in order to have positive antibodies? I just feel like it's worthless to take it now, because I could have a false negative. Thanks for your help

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Unfortunately this varies by the person, but most would say you should be eating a normal gluten diet for at least several weeks, probably six to eight. Amounts? Also hard to say but you certainly need to eat it every day.

However, if doing this makes you really sick, I'd say you don't need any tests.

richard

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In general, around 2-3 servings of gluten based foods every day, for around three months. That doesn't guarantee you won't get a false negative, but will *significantly* reduce your chances.

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Thank you so much for your responses. Does anyone have a good article to read about the gluten challenge and the celiac panel test?

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I've been gluten light, but basically gluten free for about a year. I have strictly been gluten free for a month. I didn't know I needed to be eating gluten in order to get the Celiac Profile blood test done. What is the minimum amount of time (and how many grams or how much) gluten do I need to be eating before I get the Celiac Profile in order to have positive antibodies? I just feel like it's worthless to take it now, because I could have a false negative. Thanks for your help

17 years old

I've found out about celiac, and decided I would try the gluten free diet. As of 2 weeks being on the diet, my doctor ordered to give me a blood test since I've claim symptoms improved. Doctor said results came back normal and I should feel free eating gluten again. Knowing my improvements, I rather not go back to gluten. Though I also think there is possibly something wrong with my thyroid, and a few food allergies/ intolerances ( such as yeast, monosodium glutamate, nuts). Though I really think my thyroids should be checked.

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If you feel your health began to improve being gluten free/ gluten light.... is there any specific reasons why a diagnosed celiac disease would be more helpful/ better than self diagnose? I hear often from people telling me just go back eating gluten due to test coming back negative... but I really cant ( though I have been making mistakes eating brownies etc... I'm trying to at least go a month with out gluten, and from there etc...)

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