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"old" Test Results To Diagnose Celiac
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Hello!

English is not my first language so please forgive me my mistakes.

 

1) I'm 19. When I was 9 I was in hospital on got tested for all different things causing gut problems.  My endoscopy with biopsy for celiac disease came back  negative and  back then my problems were caused by a different condition.

 

Does that results (from 10 years ago) mean that I do not have celiac disease now?

or does celiac disease develop over time?

 

2) Couple weeks ago I had total/general/regular IgG, IgM, IgA blood tests done (again for different problems).

They came back ok.

Would celiac disease show up here? Do I have to do Iga-ttG and IgA-EMA additionally?

 

 

Thanks

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Hello!

English is not my first language so please forgive me my mistakes.

 

1) I'm 19. When I was 9 I was in hospital on got tested for all different things causing gut problems.  My endoscopy with biopsy for celiac disease came back  negative and  back then my problems were caused by a different condition.

 

Does that results (from 10 years ago) mean that I do not have celiac disease now?

or does celiac disease develop over time?

 

2) Couple weeks ago I had total/general/regular IgG, IgM, IgA blood tests done (again for different problems).

They came back ok.

Would celiac disease show up here? Do I have to do Iga-ttG and IgA-EMA additionally?

 

 

Thanks

Hi Aveirah,

 

Celiac Does develop over time.  And You would need the celiac specific tests to diagnose it. 

 

All the best.

 

Colleen

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I agree. If you are a person with a high risk of developing celiac disease (because family members have celiac disease) you should be testing every few years. Celiac can show up at any age. Some celiacs have a fine biopsy even though they have positive blood results - that could be something to consider.

 

The celiac disease tests are:

  • tTG IgA and tTG IgG
  • DGP IgA and DGP IgG
  • EMA IgA
  • total serum IgA (a control test)
  • AGA IgA and AGA IgG (older and less reliable tests)

The total IgM, IgG, and IgA are just tests to check the immune function in various parts of your body. They are not celiac tests, so you will (as you said) need more tests done. Make sure you keep eating gluten or the tests will not be accurate.

 

Good luck!

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It can develop at any age, that is why my children will have to be tested every year. My 8 year old tested negative but he could test postive next year. I developed mine at age 39 but suspect it runs in my family. My Grandfather died of colon cancer and I have an aunt and an uncle with type 1 diabities but they haven't been tested for Celiac even though they have symptoms

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