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
Enterolab can give them a clue as to whether they have a problem with
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
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.