bennett'smom replied to bennett'smom's topic in Celiac Disease - Parents of Kids or Babies With Celiac DiseaseI'm having a hard time deciphering the test results, but it looks like it might be: Total IgA: 40. (Range 21-150) Deamidated Ab, IgA: <10 (range <20) Deamidated Ab, IgG: 38.8 (range <20) Emdomysial ABTiter: 1:40 His AST level was also high, at 49 (with a range of 15-35). Thanks!
bennett'smom posted a topic in Celiac Disease - Parents of Kids or Babies With Celiac DiseaseMy 2-year-old son was recently tested (after failure to thrive, speech delays, and other symptoms) and his bloodwork came back with "positive antibodies." His pedi referred us to a Celiac Center at our children's hospital, but told us that my son has not been officially diagnosed. I am holding out a little hope that he may not have it, but after some Internet research, it's looking like he almost certainly does have Celiac. His bloodwork is as follows: IgA: 40 (negative) IgG: 38.8 (positive) EMA Titer: 1:40 (positive) From what I have read, a positive EMA titer (no matter how low the number) is almost certainly celiac. Is this true? My son can't get an appointment with the GI specialist until next week, and I am trying to prepare myself as best I can. I am ready to tackle this challenge if I need to, but if there is a possibility of him not actually having it, I would rather wait to order books, start buying gluten-free, telling friends & family, etc. Any advice on the bloodwork is greatly appreciated! And thank you so much for everything I have learned already from this forum!!