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About Mjay71

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  1. Thanks, Quincypp. I'll look forward to hearing what she says.
  2. Your responses are most appreciated, thank you. I was afraid gluten consumption before the test was needed. Predictably, the test results were negative. I have been relatively gluten-free for over a decade. I say relative because I allow myself to eat non-certified oats daily and drink some beers on the weekends. As others have reported, some beers I seem to handle fine and others not so well. I decided to include a celiac test in my annual physical because I am beginning to fear that if I am legitimately celiac rather than gluten-intolerant, I am doing long-term damage by consuming even the minimal amounts of gluten in non-certified oats and beer. Unfortunately, it seems the test was a waste of money since I was told eating gluten beforehand was not necessary for an accurate reading. Drag. Thanks again for your input.
  3. Hello, everyone, I am a first-time poster to this board. Thanks for considering my question. I'll provide background on my own gluten-consuming history and problems later if anyone thinks it is necessary, but for now, let me ask a question that should be generally applicable regardless of an individual's particular issues and history: Is it necessary to be consuming gluten beforehand in order to have an accurate reading in a Anti-Endomysial Antibodies (EMA), IgA class blood test for celiac? I've read and heard anecdotally that consuming gluten for a spell before blood tests is necessary to achieve accurate results, but my doctor ordered this specific test and told me that it is NOT necessary to eat gluten beforehand because once antibodies form, they stay in the body for decades. Thanks in advance for your help.