At Paediatric Gastroenterology Victoria, we understand that the possibility of being newly diagnosed with Coeliac disease can be a stressful time for families. Many families want to start a gluten-free diet immediately however it is important not to make any dietary changes until the diagnosis is proven- the blood tests are not 100% accurate.
For those who start a gluten-free diet it can be hard to make a clear diagnosis and usually an 8 week gluten challenge is required. Therefore, in order to avoid these situations we offer a rapid review clinic for patients identified with positive Coeliac serology.
This will hopefully avoid diagnostic confusion and help to sort things out and get things back on track as soon as possible.