Posted 11/9/2010 6:18 AM (GMT -6)
Yes, I've been tested via EnteroLab and I personally believe that they can offer assistance with the decision to go on a gluten-free diet. My blood test was negative for Celiac, but I did have an elevated anti-gliadin IgG result. The doctor who ordered the test told me this was an irrelevant result and to ignore it. However, I was curious what it meant and started looking into why a person could possibly have an elevated anti-gliadin IgG if the anti-gliadin IgA and anti-tissue transglutaminase antibodies were negative. The best information I found at the time came from another Celiac support community and it was there that I learned about the tests from EnteroLab. After my results from EnteroLab came back positive for Gluten Sensitivity (and genetic tests showed 1 Gluten Sensitivity gene and 1 Celiac gene), I decided to do a 3 month gluten-free trial, followed by a gluten challenge. I felt an immediate change, however, after starting the gluten free diet - my stomach did not feel so heavy after eating. And then I started noticing that I was not getting menstrual migraines and cramps. So I extended the gluten-free trial to 6 months. At the end of the 6 months, I ate a communion wafer at church as my gluten challenge, and then returned to my gluten-free diet. Symptoms returned immediately after eating the communion wafer - I felt like I had the flu for 2 days, and then the migraines and cramps showed up during my next 2 cycles. This was enough to convince me and my Allergist that gluten was not a good thing for me to eat, even though biopsies and blood tests for Celiac were officially "negative" for Celiac.
The test results from EnteroLab were what convinced me to even try the gluten-free diet to begin with, and I am very glad that I did.
I hope this helps...take care,