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I just had blood taken on Monday & they only took 2 viles of blood. Does anyone know if that is enough to do the complete panel or do you think they only did a partial? I don't want to call & ask because I've called there so much lately. I just called my doctors office last week & asked if the doctor could do some blood work to check for celiacs & food allergies. They said ok & to come in to take blood.

Anyone know how much blood they need to take to do the full celiac panel?

Thanks!

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If you are concerned about whether or not they ran the full panel, the best thing to do would be to call the office and ask them to specifically tell you all the tests that were ordered. If they say "Celiac panel" you can ask specifically what that includes, if they don't know, either one of you can call the lab and ask specifically what that lab's panel includes. This information should be relatively easy to obtain and you have a right to it. I recently requested a test(panel) from my doctor and he researched it before ordering it, because he didn't know if it was available through the lab that his office uses. I had brought in a photocopy of a description of a similar tets that another lab uses. His assistant called up the lab and asked them what they had like that and they reserched it and told her what they had available. It was similar but with one difference. You may end up having a conversation about it when the results come back anyway so it may be more efficient to wait until then.

The waiting is the hardest part. You'll make it through. Just find something else to focus on/ distract yourself until then. Do something nice for yourself. If for some reason, everything is not in order, you can address it then. If then you see that further steps need to be taken, it's not too late. I'm confident that you'll still have options. Hang in there.

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Thanks for your advise. I think I will just wait for the results to come in & find out if he did the full panel. They took the bloodwork on Monday, so I'm hoping & praying that the results come in on Monday. I have an appoinment with my GI doctor on Wednesday so I would really like to have the results when I go so we can either rule it out or go from there (note, my family dr is the one who took the bloodwork).

Does anyone else know how much blood they need to take for the full panel (just for my mind's ease)?

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I just had a panel done today. I called (pestered) my doc to order one for me. When i went in today they took about 6 vials of blood. I was curious if they took more than normal, maybe doc asked to have other tests done while I was there. Hmmm... we shall see. I have to wait 4-5 business days (a week) for the results.

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