I like Enterolab's gluten sensitivity test because it stays positive for years on a gluten-free diet. It's very common for people to do an elimination diet, they react to wheat, they quit eating wheat and feel better. So they think they might have celiac disease. But a doctor will want to do the celiac blood tests or a small intestine biopsy. These tests can go negative after a few weeks to months gluten-free, because the intestines heal and the celiac autoimmune antibodies stop leaking out from the intestines into the bloodstream. So to get a diagnosis, they have to do a "gluten challenge" - go back to eating gluten for about 2 months, reversing the healing they've started, and maybe feeling terribly sick and emotionally wrecked too, because gluten causes psychological havoc for many. If they don't want to suffer through this, Enterolab can give them a clue as to whether they have a problem with gluten.

That's what happened to me. I KNEW I had stumbled on something virulent when I got so sick from food challenges. I felt SO much better without gluten and those other foods, gluten caused me such psychological pain, that it seemed tooo masochistic to do a gluten challenge. I wanted to start healing emotionally. So I got Enterolab's testing. My IgA antigliadin antibodies and TtG IgA autoimmune antibodies were 8-10 times normal. So I know I have a gluten problem.

It would be nice to know for sure if I have celiac disease - Enterolab can't tell you that. But even if I'd done a gluten challenge and gotten a biopsy and it came back negative, I would permanently avoid gluten.