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We have been off gluten for a while now, and symptoms return when I've allowed gluten full meals… so something still isn't sitting right with me. Checking with her doc about seeing a pediactric GI although I'm not sure how long that will take since we live in small town America.
I know she didn't get at least one of the recommended full panel tests but maybe two, can someone help clarify, or is she missing two? DGP for sure and possibly EMA? And if I understand what I'm reading in other posts that the DGP can be more accurate? Thanks
Her blood panel results:
Ttg ab iga <.5u/ml
ttg igg <.8u/ml
aga ab iga <.2 u/ml
aga an igg <.7u/ml
I was tested for the full panel, I believe. I had normal values for t-transglutaminase (ttg) igg,t-transglutaminase (ttg) iga, deamidated gliadin abs igg, deamidated gliadin abs iga, and immunoglobulin a qn serum.
Would you review this on Find Me Gluten free? You can use the app or just go to it on line. If the restaurant isn't listed, there is a way to suggest it. I have done that and it works. Many of us look at that site/ app
I would like to give a big shout out to Hilltop Pub & Grill in Stevens Point WI. I was waiting to share this until i was absolutely certain they are celiac friendly, and after multiple meals, i am absolutely certain they are celiac friendly. The have an entire page of their menu for celiacs. Not just gluten free, celiac friendly. They have a separate kitchen that is absolutely celiac safe. If you tell them you are ordering gluten free, they will ask if you have celiacs disease. If you answer yes, they will explain that they have a separate kitchen to avoid cross contamination and they will bring your food out first just to guarantee that there is absolutely no chance of cross contamination.
I mention celiac friendly because they even avoid salts and phosphates that cause irritation to damaged intestines. This place goes way above and beyond the standards of gluten free. So if you are ever in central Wisconsin, be sure to stop in at Hilltop Pub & Grill for a safe dining experience.