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Need The 5 Specific Blood Tests To Ask For.
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Hi guys-

An old friend contacted me, who I haven't talked to in many years! She has been dealing with gastro issues for the past 5 years, numerous misdiagnoses, meds that don't work, etc. You know the drill. Well, she came across Celiac in her own research, and remembered me, so... I'm putting together some info for her, and I can't find the 5 blood tests! Can someone let me know the specific ones to ask for, so that she gets the full panel? Thanks!

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Hi Sarah,

From: http://www.celiacdiseasecenter.columbia.edu/C_Doctors/C05

Of the commercially available serologic tests that aid in the diagnosis of celiac disease, no one test is ideal. Using multiple serologies increases the diagnostic yield. Therefore, in the United States, screening in patients with possible celiac disease should consist of a panel of the following serologic tests:

Anti-gliadin antibodies (AGA) both IgA and IgG

Anti-endomysial antibodies (EMA) - IgA

Anti-tissue transglutaminase antibodies (tTG) - IgA

Total IgA level.

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Hi Sarah,

From: http://www.celiacdiseasecenter.columbia.edu/C_Doctors/C05

Of the commercially available serologic tests that aid in the diagnosis of celiac disease, no one test is ideal. Using multiple serologies increases the diagnostic yield. Therefore, in the United States, screening in patients with possible celiac disease should consist of a panel of the following serologic tests:

Anti-gliadin antibodies (AGA) both IgA and IgG

Anti-endomysial antibodies (EMA) - IgA

Anti-tissue transglutaminase antibodies (tTG) - IgA

Total IgA level.

Thanks, Laura, I was hoping you'd see this- you're quick! I thought there were 5, but I probably was thinking of the gene test, too. Thanks again!

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Welome, Sarah. There are five. First two are listed together (AGA IgA and AGA IgG).

Happy to see you here again!

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Welome, Sarah. There are five. First two are listed together (AGA IgA and AGA IgG).

Happy to see you here again!

Whoops, that's what I get for trying to skim, copy and paste. :rolleyes:

I'm going to try and be around more often again now. Starting to get straightened out. :D

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