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Should I Eat Breat (gluten) Before The Blood Test?

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Hi,

I have received a blood test requisition from my Family Dr. to check if I am gluten sensitive. The name of the test is Iga antiendomysial antibodies.

He said that this is very reliable test.

I do not eat bread or grains on every day basis... sometimes I can go without bread for weeks! So my question is should I eat bread before the test?

Thank you!

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Hi,

I have received a blood test requisition from my Family Dr. to check if I am gluten sensitive. The name of the test is Iga antiendomysial antibodies.

He said that this is very reliable test.

I do not eat bread or grains on every day basis... sometimes I can go without bread for weeks! So my question is should I eat bread before the test?

Thank you!

Yes, you need to eat at least several slices of bread daily, preferably whole wheat, for at least 6 weeks before the test or you might get a false negative. Also you need to get the entire celiac panel, found here: http://www.celiac.com/gluten-free/index.php?showtopic=59774

Welcome to the board, good luck, and I hope you find your answer soon.

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Yes, the U of Chicago Celiac Center reccomends 6 weeks of gluten ingestion for children. I would guess adults would be the same my friend's DD did it for 6 weeks and she was 20 YO.

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