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my hubby has been diagnosed with celiac via a biopsy. but we have not recieved the results of the blood test yet. do we need to wait for the blood test results to start moving to glutten free or do we have an accurate diagnoses. They told us it would be about 3 weeks till we recieved the results, but due to the holiday we figured it probably be more like a whole month. i want to start working on getting him to feeling better sooner rather than later...and to do that i have to start the process. thanks for your input!

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Supposedly, the biopsy is the "gold standard" for celiac diagnosis, whereas the bloodwork can result in false negatives. I'd definitely place him on a gluten-free diet immediately, especially since he's already had the blood drawn. With a positive biopsy, he really needs to concentrate on healing his gut.

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Just go gluten free. He has it I would say. Even if the blood came back neg he still probably has it. And if it does take a month you can see how much better he is feeling off gluten or if he isn't any better. I suppose it could be something else but that would be rare. Luck to you both :P

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my hubby has been diagnosed with celiac via a biopsy. but we have not recieved the results of the blood test yet. do we need to wait for the blood test results to start moving to glutten free or do we have an accurate diagnoses. They told us it would be about 3 weeks till we recieved the results, but due to the holiday we figured it probably be more like a whole month. i want to start working on getting him to feeling better sooner rather than later...and to do that i have to start the process. thanks for your input!

If the biopsy is done and blood has been drawn, there is no reason for him to continue eating gluten. Just cross your fingers that something stupid doesn't happen like the lab losing his sample. :rolleyes:

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