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To test or not to test

My 8 year old son has recently been placed in our public school's gifted program which has a very rigorous screening process.  I am very proud however, after receiving the beginning of the year assessments (STAR, DIBELS) he has received extremely low scores in the area of reading.  I have done some research and have come across that often times gifted children have disabilities too.  I am wanting to have him tested to see if there is an existing disability that has gone on undiagnosed. But I do not want him labelled to the point that in the years to come he will not be eligible for scholarships.  Does anyone have any experience or advice in this area?