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Decoding My Serology?


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#1 peanutbutter&jelly

 
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Posted 17 April 2013 - 05:21 PM

After a few months of nasty gut issues, one episode of bloating to the point where I couldn't move my legs without extreme pain and finally getting sick of it, I had bloods done a couple of weeks ago, which apparently have come back positive. I have a print of them sitting in front of me, an appointment for a gastroscopy next week. Feeling terrible today, and not 100% sure this is going to even make sense. Or if things are different internationally, I'm in Australia. 

 

My serology came back with:

Deaminated Gliadin IgG (Phadia 250): positive 14.0 

 

h-tTG IgA (Phadia 250): positive 42.0

 

IgA (Total) (Abbott Architect): 2.69 g/L (0.6o-3.96)

 

[please note new reference ranges]

 

Note underneath says both are indicative of coelic disease. 

 

 

Is there a high rate of these showing up and being incorrect, or indicative of something else? I think at the moment I'm in a state of disbelief that it's something as simple as eradication of something from my diet which could fix how I'm feeling right now. 

 

 


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Posted 17 April 2013 - 05:27 PM

They are considered very accurate. Welcome to the club!

http://www.curecelia...false-negatives

"In blood tests, are false positives less common than false negatives?
Even though blood tests are quite accurate, they are falsely positive 1-3% of the time (i.e., being positive without the person having celiac) and, although less commonly, falsely negative 1-2% of the time (i.e., being normal when a person actually has celiac)."
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Posted 17 April 2013 - 09:08 PM

does she get her decoder ring??

They are considered very accurate. Welcome to the club!

http://www.curecelia...false-negatives

"In blood tests, are false positives less common than false negatives?
Even though blood tests are quite accurate, they are falsely positive 1-3% of the time (i.e., being positive without the person having celiac) and, although less commonly, falsely negative 1-2% of the time (i.e., being normal when a person actually has celiac)."


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Posted 18 April 2013 - 06:57 PM

Ooh, I'd love a decoder ring. Costume included?? 
 


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Posted 18 April 2013 - 06:59 PM

Ooh, I'd love a decoder ring. Costume included??


Due to budget cuts, your decoder ring may be delayed. Costumes are optional.
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Posted 18 April 2013 - 07:30 PM

Actually, due to an overflow of applicants, there is a rather long waiting list for decoder rings.  As with healing from celiac disease, one must be very patient.


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Posted 19 April 2013 - 05:50 AM

Yeah... I still haven't got my ring!

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Posted 20 April 2013 - 03:42 PM

Worth a shot :P 
 


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