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Blood Work Necessary And Which Tests?

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Hello,

I am a new member so I hope this is the right area for my questions.

I am self diagnosed gluten intolerant. Got glutened last night. It was awful.

I am now wondering, what else can I do to feel better and get my energy back?

I had blood work done about 3 months ago due to not feeling well. I am searching for the paperwork, but as I recall, it looked like thyroid tests. Everything was fine except my protien levels were low. Could this be due to malabsorption? I eat a lot of protien! I am now considering going back to my gynocologist who is the only one that believed I am not feeling well and asking for more blood work. My family doctor told me to google my symptoms. (see my blog)

The tests I see that I should have are:

IGA

IgG

EMA

ttg

Am I missing anything? If I have the blood work done, I'd like to know if I have dificiencies. I have been eating gluten free for approximately 6 weeks and I am aware that this could skew the test for Celiac. Should I have testing done? Is it necessary? Will the information be valuable? I'd appreciate any information you have to share. Thanks! Sandra

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The tests I see that I should have are:

IGA

IgG

EMA

ttg

Am I missing anything? If I have the blood work done, I'd like to know if I have dificiencies. I have been eating gluten free for approximately 6 weeks and I am aware that this could skew the test for Celiac. Should I have testing done? Is it necessary? Will the information be valuable? I'd appreciate any information you have to share. Thanks! Sandra

Hey, I think those are all the tests... but if you've been gluten free for 6 wks, you'll skew the results. you have to be eating gluten for the tests to be accurate... i think they say about 4 slices of bread a day for about 4-6 wks... others here may be more knowledgable, but yes, you have to be ON a gluten diet for tests to work.

best, Jennifer

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Hey, I think those are all the tests... but if you've been gluten free for 6 wks, you'll skew the results. you have to be eating gluten for the tests to be accurate... i think they say about 4 slices of bread a day for about 4-6 wks... others here may be more knowledgable, but yes, you have to be ON a gluten diet for tests to work.

best, Jennifer

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