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Should I Now Try To Get My Mom To Do The Enterolab Test?

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I drove her crazy for a year and she finally got the antibody/genetic test. she was negative for both but I feel like the stool test would be a better indicator of her bodily reaction to gluten. SHould i now push this on her...i think she will yell at me if i bring this up again :)


Endoscopy & blood panel all negative 12/09 after being strict w/ gluten free diet

As of 8/09 - Candida Overgrowth, C.difficile overgrowth, elevated fecal anti-gliadin, elevated putrefactive SCFA's

Developed severe lactose intolerance, IBS and food sensitivities in 02 after contracting Giardia from a river in Oregon

Had negative celiac blood work in 02

Elevated stool anti-gliadin Ab (21 with 10 being cutoff for normal) - 2008

Positive for DQ8- 2008

Tested high positive for egg, dairy, soy, ginger, mustard - 2008

Lactulose/Mannitol (leaky gut) test indicated slight intestinal permeability

Improved with gluten free diet but still have spastic constipation

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Here's the thing with the genetics. There are multiple loci linked to celiac disease, not just HLA-DQ. Lack of DQ2 or DQ8 does NOT rule out celiac, let alone gluten intolerance which isn't even studied much.

If your Mom has a lot of GI issues, first you need to be sure her doctor has ruled out other inflammatory bowel diseases. Then, if you order Enterolab it will likely come out positive for something. :lol: Understand that you are not buying a diagnostic test there. You're buying a series of tests that tend to come out positive in a lot of folks with bowel issues in order to convince her to try the diet.

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