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  1. Thanks everyone, this was all extremely helpful. I have started eating gluten free already, so I think I will continue down that path at least until I have my next tests done in a month - that should tell if I'm still anemic, etc. I have to admit the thought of just eating gluten-free rather than getting the scope done has crossed my mind just because I'm not excited about that prospect. :-) But I think I will find a good GI doctor and maybe discuss this with him as well. Thanks for all the help! Good health to you all as well.
  2. I'm sorry I'm sure I sound like a ninny but I am not familiar with any of this technical jargon yet, so no, I'm not really sure what this means either. Is what the article referring to the same as the Gliadin IGA on my test, which had a value of 19? And if so, is it saying there is a 90% chance then that I DO have Celiac's, even though it's only slightly over the norm? Thanks for helping...
  3. Posting this here too, I think I mistakenly put it in the "doctors" forum... I have been severely anemic recently and struggling with several health issues. One of the tests my doctor recently did was a "celiac disease panel". On it, it says that the TTG/IGA is < 3 (which it says is negative on the test; normal is 5-8, and positive is > 8), and the Gliadin IGA is 19 (normal is 11-17). My doctor wasn't really able to explain this to my satisfaction. They put me on iron to deal with the anemia, and he told me that this test indicates I might have a sensitivity to gluten, and suggested I go on a gluten-free diet to see if that helped with the anemia and to see if it made me feel better. So am I right in thinking that because the ttg/iga is low that DOESN'T mean I have Celiac's then? Is that right, or can anyone suggest what this might mean, or recommend where you would go from here? I have a follow-up appt with the doctor who did these tests in a month, but until then I am very confused. Thanks for any enlightenment you can offer.