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Hi all

I had fbc and liver, kidney etc tests done Wed just hone including celiac, i know from experience fbc can take up to 48hrs but they say celiac can take 2 weeks...

Question is would they do the normal tests now and if all normal just send with the celiac result to the surgery or would they store the bloods to rung later for the fbc and only test when the celiac result is back??

I havent had any results back as yet..... Im very nervous for the result....

Anyone please if you have been through this or advice?


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    Kay - I think you have no answers yet because we aren't sure what the question is! Your second sentence just doesn't make any sense to me - could you perhaps re-state in a way that assumes we know nothing about your situation? What celiac test exactly, blood test or intestinal biopsy? What surgery??

    A little help on blood tests in general - for most, blood is not "stored" but the tests are done immediately, as levels can change in stored blood. The most common celiac test is checking the blood for presence of antibodies, this is a specialized test that may be sent away to a specialized lab, thus delaying the results. Versus an fbc, which is commonly done locally, as are liver and kidney function tests from blood.

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      Hi there

      Sorry its the panic in me thats made me jumble my words....

      OK, a week ago at my doctors surgery he requested FBC, liver, CRP etc....all routine blood tests including celiac and he has referred me for a colonoscopy.

      Right so, I have had no results back yet as I am told the celiac can take up to 2 weeks to be sent back however my question is would they run the routine tests already last week and hold the results till the celiac comes back OR would they store the bloods, wait for the celiac and then run the routine tests?

      The nurse today said to me that they would have run the routine tests last week and if anything was abnormal they would have sent them to the GP but why just not send what they have now, makes no sense to me really....

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    They'll do the normal tests as they normally would and report them likewise to your doctor. There is no storing samples for later, as the results would be unreliable at best.

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