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Ds2 is 2 yrs old and has multiple food allergies. In addition to the allergies, he has an intolerance (no IgE antibodies) to bread products and oats. We've had him GF for most of his life. When he gets gluten, he cries most of the night and day, tosses and turns like he's having stomach pains. This lasts about 2 days. He is not prone to diarrhea at all. Could this be celiac??
The allergist is recommending testing for celiac, but I don't want him to be exposed to gluten long enough to get a positive test for antibodies. I'm strongly considering genetic testing, however.
It would be nice to rule out celiac since EGID is another possibility with him. If the test is positive for celiac, then I would like to get my other son tested since he's had digestive issues also. Both celiac disease and EGID run in families but a genetic test for celiac would be far less traumatic than testing for EGID. Ds2 will remain GF regardless of test results, but I'm not sure whether ds1 needs to be GF or not.
Any thoughts on this? How likely is it that the dr would agree to genetic testing vs testing for antibodies?