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Testing W/out Gluten Question

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Is there any testing available that you *don't* have to be on gluten for??

Doc finally offered to do the celiac panel for my 4 year old, but he's doing great gluten-free, and if he feels even remotely like I did, I don't want to put him through that.

And also for myself (who's doc refused to do the celiac panel, and is happy enough that I'm gluten-free and feeling better).

Is it just the genetic testing? Perhaps if I can save up some money, I'd be able to do this...

I'm thinking I'd like to have a definite Celiac diagnosis at some point... just for peace of mind.


Allergic to gluten - or possibly Celiac, testing very soon, and many seasonal environmental allergies. Mom of 2. #1 is anaphylactic to dairy, and allergic to soy and gluten. Dx'd with Autism 1/09, and responding very well to the gluten-free diet. #2 has outgrown all food allergies, but developed seasonal allergies that vary with the season.

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If you have been gluten free for less than a year Enterolab may still be able to find antibodies. They also do gene testing. I think you are a wise Mom not to make you little one do a gluten challenge if he is thriving and was ill before the diet.

Courage does not always roar, sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying

"I will try again tommorrow" (Mary Anne Radmacher)

Diagnosed by Allergist with elimination diet and diagnosis confirmed by GI in 2002

Misdiagnoses for 15 years were IBS-D, ataxia, migraines, anxiety, depression, fibromyalgia, parathesias, arthritis, livedo reticularis, hairloss, premature menopause, osteoporosis, kidney damage, diverticulosis, prediabetes and ulcers, dermatitis herpeformis

All bold resoved or went into remission in time with proper diagnosis of Celiac November 2002

 Gene Test Aug 2007

HLA-DQB1 Molecular analysis, Allele 1 0303

HLA-DQB1 Molecular analysis, Allele 2 0303

Serologic equivalent: HLA-DQ 3,3 (Subtype 9,9)

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