Posted 30 November 2013 - 12:50 PM
I'm new here and would appreciate help with interpreting my blood test results.
TgA IgG - 0.160 (<1.000 negative)
TgA IgA - 2.69 (<20.00 negative)
AGA IgA - 17.12 (<25.00 negative)
AGA IgG - 39.50 (>25.00 positive)
I have many symptoms and they're actually getting worse with time. I did the tests 10 months ago on my own and my GP completely ignored it. I've been worse and worse and only recently decided to go completely gluten free as I can't cope with it anymore.
I had limited gluten consumption a few months before testing but was still having some every or almost every day. Unfortunately I wasn't tested for total IgA.
Thanks for any comments!
I don't have individual experience with the full panel, but have copy+pasted information from celiacdisease.about.com:
The AGA-IgG blood test is one of a panel of five celiac disease blood tests used to screen for and diagnose celiac disease.
AGA stands for antigliadin antibodies, which are antibodies produced by the body in response to contact with gliadin, a part of the gluten molecule. IgG stands for immunoglobulin G, which are generalized antibody molecules.
A positive AGA-IgG blood test indicates that the body may be mounting an immune system response to gluten ingestion, but it's considered less specific than other celiac blood tests. However, a positive AGA-IgG test can indicate celiac disease in a patient with IgA deficiency.
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