I'm new and have been reading as much as I can but still have questions about testing. My doc is actually testing for a lot of things but my own suspicion is that I'm dealing with Celiac. Anyway, I've had blood work done and just got the results today from the lab, but I'm not sure how to interpret them. Everything looks fairly normal except for RBC/WBC/Hemoglobin/Hemocrit/Platelets that are out of line and one of the Celiac tests. My Gliadin (Deamidated) AB IGA shows as 46 units, with >or=20 being 'Antibody detected'. How definitive is that?
I have an endoscopy scheduled for tomorrow. I don't eat much gluten (at least not in terms of obvious food choices) but have been sick as a dog for weeks now - particularly in the mornings. I also had a CT scan with contrast done on Tuesday and am awaiting those results as well. I had been on a high protein diet for a number of months and all of my symptoms seemed to kick into high gear as I moved to weight maintenance and started adding grains and dairy back in.
My blood work does look like it's negative for Lyme and Lupus, so that's a good thing!
ETA: After doing more research I guess I've answered my own questions. At least I can start adjusting my diet tomorrow and hopefully start feeling better.
Edited by eerickso, 22 August 2013 - 05:46 PM.