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    Stephanie Sherie
    Stephanie Sherie
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    My naturopath suggested the ALCAT test for 200 food sensitivites.
    However, for the previous six months she told me to stay away from gluten. She suspected the whole time, I just had to get the nerve to pay that much for a test.
    BUT I was so confused and tired of the symptoms and my regular MD’s had no insight.

    #10116

    Did you do it?

    I am doing elisa testing, but actually thought that Alcat looked better. One doctor which I trust uses it, but I can’t work with him. It claims that you do not have to be currently eating the foods to register. Since, I long sense stopped eating gluten, my elisa test should false negative for gluten.

    #10118

    I have been gluten free for 5 months and my recent blood test was positive for gluten.

    #10119
    Stephanie Sherie
    Stephanie Sherie
    Participant

    HI Doris,

     

    I”m glad you got confirmation!!

    #10120

    Wow! I had a test 3 weeks post gluten and it came out negative. Are you sure you are avoiding gluten?

    I also heard of an “In vitro” test recently. The claim is they can detect (In the blood) a reaction. Alcat is supposed to detect this way, I think.

    #10133

    I have heard that a test for gluten can be falsely negative when gluten has not been consumed for some time.  My tests came back positive after being off gluten for five months.  Is my first statement correct?  Does this mean that gluten is still getting into my diet?  

     

    My gastroenterologist took a blood test for Celiac.  He told me the test came back negative – I do not have Celiac.  He also said that I could have gluten sensitivity and if I felt better not eating gluten, then that is what I should do.  I got my test from the lab and they showed that at 19 units of less it was negative, at 20 units or more it was positive.  Guess the doctor didn’t think I needed to know that.

     

    I would like to know how to determine if I am doing a good job of not for eating gluten?  I do not have any immediate reactions – everything is delayed and subtle – but overall I feel a lot better if I am off gluten  I have taken gluten out of my daily meals, out of my kitchen, out of my supplements, and out of my cosmetics.  

    #10135
    Kate Osborne
    Peter Osborne
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    There are some special tests used to determine dietary compliance.  They measure tissue antibody production as well as gluten antibody production. 

    #10143

    Even though I had negative gluten reaction at 3 weeks my Elisa test did find a low reaction to gluten. I also reacted to nearly everything I eat.

    Let us know if you decide to do it.

    Diana

    #10150

    What is the name of the test for dietary compliance?  Do I get these from my doctor?

    #10151

    I am having to conclude that I have been eating some cross contaminated foods. I am going to have to be sure of what foods my goods were processed with.

    #10152

    I am having to conclude that I have been eating some cross contaminated foods. I am going to have to be sure of what foods my goods were processed with.

    #10167
    Kate Osborne
    Peter Osborne
    Keymaster

    @Doris Clendennen said:
    What is the name of the test for dietary compliance?  Do I get these from my doctor?

    Doris,

    Watch this video series.  Dr. Jaffe discusses the right type of tests needed to detect allergy response:

    http://www.glutenfreesociety.org/expert-interviews/dr-jaffe-speaks-at-april-2011-gluten-free-society-meeting/

     

    All the best,

    Dr. O

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