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    1. A**T added a post in a topic Celiac Test Results - 2 Doctors Are Stumped!   

      Hi Nora,

      Thank you for getting back to me. I am in the US. What is the difference between Celiac and gluten sensitivity? Do I need to avoid gluten? Should I follow a gluten free diet?
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    2. A**T added a topic in Celiac Disease - Pre-Diagnosis, Testing & Symptoms   

      Celiac Test Results - 2 Doctors Are Stumped!
      I was hoping that you could help me understand my test results. I have been to two different doctors and they are not sure if I actually have Celiac or not. The 2nd doctor that I did go to is a Gastroenterologist and he was stumped. Here are the results:

      Tissue Transglutaminase Antibody, IGA - my result is <3
      Explination of the test results
      <5 is negative
      5-8 is Equivocal
      >8 is positive

      Immunoglobulin A - my result is 491
      The reference range is 81-463

      Gliadin Antibody (IGA) - my result is 12
      Explination of the test results
      <11 is Negative
      11-17 is Equvocal
      >17 is Positive

      If anyone has any thoughts or ideas please do let me know I am very confused and frustrated. The Gastroenterologist wants to do more blood work and also the genetic testing. The only symptoms that I have are I do get rashes on my arms and legs - not bad they just flare up occasionally with certain foods. I have not been able to isolate when they flare up and if wheat/gluten is to blame. I am wondering if it is an allergy or perhaps in fact Celiac. The Gastroenterologist thought possibly I may be in the early stages of Celiac or he said I may not have it. Can Celiacs have different stages? I thought it was an all or noting thing either you have it or you don't? He said based on my test results he doesn't think I have Celiac but he is not 100% sure. Please let me know if you understand my blood work and what your thoughts are or if you think I should get additonal testing and if so which ones?
      Thank you in advance!
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