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So Apparently My Celiac Panel Was Lost And/or Never Done

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If I remember right, the panel was ordered a year or two ago. And because I never heard anything I assumed it was negative... and because the doctor was testing for other things (and has been testing for other things since then).

so my question for you guys is this:

I've been following the gluten-free diet for about two weeks now... well, maybe a month, but there were quite a few slipups in the first two weeks. So now I get to have another test whenever I want. But now that I've been on a gluten-free diet, I'm wondering for how long I should put gluten back in my diet before getting the test done. Would a week, or two weeks, be enough?

Thanks all.

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If I remember right, the panel was ordered a year or two ago. And because I never heard anything I assumed it was negative... and because the doctor was testing for other things (and has been testing for other things since then).

so my question for you guys is this:

I've been following the gluten-free diet for about two weeks now... well, maybe a month, but there were quite a few slipups in the first two weeks. So now I get to have another test whenever I want. But now that I've been on a gluten-free diet, I'm wondering for how long I should put gluten back in my diet before getting the test done. Would a week, or two weeks, be enough?

Thanks all.

It's a hard question to answer. Most of us would not expect much healing to have taken place in two weeks. But it is surprising how quickly the body can stop making antibodies (what the blood test measures) if the gluten is no longer present.

What a bummer for you that they did not do the tests when you thought, leaving you with a dilemma. For people who have been gluten free for a while, they normally say 6-8 weeks of gluten consumption, minimum, before testing, but I honestly would not know what to recommend in your case to get a valid result. Two weeks may well not have made much difference, or it may have :unsure:

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Thanks. :) Yeah, I'm in kind of a tough spot. Wish I would have found out about a month ago, when I first found this site...I could have just gotten the test done.

At any rate, I'm glad I at least know it wasn't done. And the only reason I found out is because I got copies of my labs(to compare with others on this site) and found the celiac panel was missing.

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If there's one thing I have learned over the years, it is to always follow up on labs and get copies of all the reports and keep them in a file. It gets a bit fat after a while, but is an invaluable resource. I also include copies of all reports generated by specialist referrals, all x-rays, every test of any kind. Doctors love it when you can go in and provide them with all this information :D

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