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Testing for Celiac disease

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created February 11, 2013 at 2:32 AM

I had not eaten gluten for 2 wks when my doctor said I needed to be tested for celiac disease. How long do I need to consume gluten after only a 2 week break to ensure proper results?

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on February 11, 2013
at 02:43 PM

That would be "eating gluten daily", usually a slice or two of whole wheat bread is the recommendation.

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on February 11, 2013
at 02:21 PM

generally to get accurate results you need to be eating gluten for a month before testing.

94480caec9fbbaacc386d86a45efa720

(1007)

on February 11, 2013
at 02:43 PM

That would be "eating gluten daily", usually a slice or two of whole wheat bread is the recommendation.

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on February 11, 2013
at 12:24 PM

Two weeks is ok, I wouldn't go past 3 weeks. However, if you need to follow up with a biopsy, 2 weeks gluten free to the blood test will end up being 3 or 4 weeks to the biopsy. I'd say eat something with gluten once or twice before-hand, so you get the best test results possible.

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on February 11, 2013
at 05:29 AM

Isn't that something the MD would tell you? I'd expect, personally, that you'd still have antibodies and flattened villi after two weeks, but I'm not an expert.

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