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Old 01-31-2013, 05:05 PM   #1
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Fast before blood test for Celiac?

Do I need to fast before a blood test that is testing for celiac disease?

I plan to go to a night clinic that opens at 6pm so trying to figure out whether or not fasting is necessary.

Also, to note, I want them to check other things (glucose, cystic fibrosis, or pancreatitis) since all my symptoms seem to be very similar to the aforementioned diseases.

Thanks for your help!

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Old 01-31-2013, 05:51 PM   #2
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Re: Fast before blood test for Celiac?

No need to fast for anything, but a glucose is best done 2 hrs or more after eating, otherwise it may come back elevated.

 
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Old 02-05-2013, 07:24 PM   #3
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Re: Fast before blood test for Celiac?

Actually, you need to eat gluten so they can test for antibodies against the protein. If you fast beforehand, you may get a false negative.

 
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