In Response to Re: Gluten Testing:
WHile all the above is true, you should know that if you have already started a gluten free diet, (or even ifyou have not) there is another alternative.....it is a very new trype of testing but is very accurate. I was first tested with the blood test, then the endoscopy and both were neg.....however I continued to have symptoms. Eventually I found a lab that did this new testing (don't worry they are highly accredited! You can check them out on their website.), and I was finally diagnosed through this lab. It is called Enterolab.....they have helped a lot of people! The tests they do are from fecal samples. I would suggest checking out their website and deciding for yourself. Read their credentials, and then read the testimonials.......they are legit! And they helped me, when the Dr.s wouldn't. Here is their website: enterolab.com
Posted by kbarry996
I also used Enterolab's after my blood test results were borderline negative back in 2006. I believe I had a blood test score of 9 and 10 and higher was positive.
We were unable to have children for 6 or 7 years before starting the gluten free diet. One month after I stopped eatting gluten my wife got pregnant with our 1st. That was back in 2006 and we have our 3rd on the way right now. A positive biopsy would mean your intestines have been damaged and it might be best to identify the problem (through this lab testing) before you reach that point.