I've been a lurker for the past couple weeks, but now that we have test results, here's the question:
Does anyone know what it could mean if the anti-tissue transglutaminase autobody test (tTG) is below normal? (Reference range is 4 to 6, her result is 2.0).
My 26Y wife has been having severe abdominal pain for over a year, but it has been increasing with severe intensity. A biopsy has confirmed inflammation -- but the villi (where the biopsy was taken, at least) are intact. A barium swallow has indicated nothing out of the ordinary.
I'm guessing that if the autoantibody test is below normal, perhaps she doesn't produce IgA, and therefore it shows a below-normal range? Does this sound right?
She doesn't see the doctor until January. Would a gluten-free diet be suggested?
Any ideas or experiences would be greatly appreciated.
Edited by JasonJayhawk, 05 December 2005 - 03:03 PM.