Nich617 replied to Nich617's topic in Celiac Disease - Pre-Diagnosis, Testing & SymptomsThank you all for your input. I appreciate it. I have read conflicting information and while I know no one can tell me exactly what is going on but I am trying to get somewhat of an understanding as the Gastroenterologist I saw did not explain anything to me about my results and in fact, I couldn't even get a call back from her to ask these questions. To say I am irritated is an understatement. I wanted to discuss the possibility of doing an endoscopy but I refuse to go back so hopefully things will go better with the next doc. Good luck to all of you and thanks again!
Nich617 posted a topic in Celiac Disease - Pre-Diagnosis, Testing & SymptomsI was recently tested for celiac with the tissue transglutaminase igA test (result was negative at 4.9. Reference range was <20=negative) and total igA (result was 381...just slightly higher than reference range of 69-380). I was also given a CBC with automated differentials that came back normal except for MCHC result was low at 32.2 with a range of 33-37. Prior to this testing I had been eating a gluten free diet for about 3-4 weeks that resulted in a reduction of my symptoms. I am aware that my results may not be accurate due to the lack of gluten. I would be happy to listen to anyone's thoughts about my results. I have an appt with a new GI doc in a few weeks because the other left me hanging and communication was severely lacking. I am debating asking for another test when I go as I started eating gluten again a few days ago. Also does anyone know what a high igA test result indicates? Thanks!