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dizzy09

gluten-free For 5 Days Before Blood Test

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Does anyone know if the test is negative how long one has to have gluten back in their diet before repeating the test? I absolutely do not want to go near it after the last three weeks of misery.

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You should definitely be eating gluten when you are tested. I don't know if 5 days will mess with your results, though.

http://digestive.niddk.nih.gov/ddiseases/pubs/celiac/

"Before being tested, one should continue to eat a diet that includes foods with gluten, such as breads and pastas. If a person stops eating foods with gluten before being tested, the results may be negative for celiac disease even if the disease is present."

http://www.celiac.com/articles/32/1/How-ac...ests/Page1.html

"For all tests for celiac disease it is necessary that one is on a gluten-containing diet, or false-negative test results could be given."

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