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My 3 year old had a positive blood test in April, and will be scoped in 2 weeks. I don't know anything about the procedure, but I'm most curious about how soon we'll know the results. Is this something that we should have near-immediate results on, or is there usually a wait between scope and results? Does anybody know how accurate the scope is?

Also, what are the chances of a false-POSITIVE on blood-test? I just got off the phone with the nurse, getting the actual numbers. I don't know what this means, exactly (or if I'm even spelling things correctly - forgive me), but here's what I have:

IGE level - 196 (normal: 128)

Gliadin antibody - IGG antibody - 42 (normal: 17)

IGA levels were normal.

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My 5 yr old daughter had her scope done 3 weeks ago. They could visually see the effects Gluten had on her and tell me immediately. I had to wait 4 days (they say 5-10) for the biopsy results.

You CAN get a false negative on blood work, I do not believe you can get a false positive. You CANNOT get a false negative or false positive on a biopsy if they are checking for infection. The scope itself may not conclude if you have celiac disease if your Villi are not affected. Therefore, MAKE sure your child EATS gluten regularly before the test to improve chances of a good identification. YES it's stinks to give it too them but better to give them it short term than a bad diagnosis and problems for long term. If you want details on the scope email me and I'll tell you how it was handled.

Really important to eat Gluten before the scope.

The scope will also show if there are ulcers or other things going on to cause stomach pain and swelling.

Good luck,

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My 3 year old had a positive blood test in April, and will be scoped in 2 weeks. I don't know anything about the procedure, but I'm most curious about how soon we'll know the results. Is this something that we should have near-immediate results on, or is there usually a wait between scope and results? Does anybody know how accurate the scope is?

Also, what are the chances of a false-POSITIVE on blood-test? I just got off the phone with the nurse, getting the actual numbers. I don't know what this means, exactly (or if I'm even spelling things correctly - forgive me), but here's what I have:

IGE level - 196 (normal: 128)

Gliadin antibody - IGG antibody - 42 (normal: 17)

IGA levels were normal.

Hello and Welcome!

According to what I understand from the research I have read, lab results are not as accurate as we would like, for children under the age of 5. It has something to do with antibody productions in their little bodies??? Hopefully, others could clarify this.

As an adult, the scope was easy (except the the adult anxiety). They put you to sleep and you wake up and it's over. A minor sore throat may be an issue, others say not for them.

We have lots of Moms here, who will be here to answer you questions shortly...

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