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My doctor ordered the test for me, but he does not know for how long I need to go back on to a gluten diet. I have been off for just over a week. Does anyone know how long I need to eat gluten before I go in to get tested?

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I don't think one week gluten free is long enough to skew test results. I would just begin eating gluten again until your testing is complete.

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A week is a short time. I agree if you gluten load you could test in the next week or two. Nice of your dr not to offer to research it for you.

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My doctor ordered the test for me, but he does not know for how long I need to go back on to a gluten diet. I have been off for just over a week. Does anyone know how long I need to eat gluten before I go in to get tested?

it depends on the test and your personal biology.

your topic post says something about "anti tissue transglutaminase tests" -- is this the ONLY test or is it the entire celiac panel??

it is entirely possible, based on your diet (i.e., how much gluten you usually consume prior to being gluten-free), how long you've been having celiac-like symptoms, and the degree of intestinal damage -- for some blood tests that might have been positive, to be negative.

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Do keep in mind also that there are some of us who will show a false negative on the blood tests even on a full gluten diet and very symptomatic. Just make sure you are eating a full gluten diet until all tests are done and then no matter what the results give the diet a good strict try for a bit to see if symptoms resolve.

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