Jump to content



   arrowShare this page:
   

   Get email alerts  Subscribe to FREE Celiac.com email alerts

 
Ads by Google:
Celiac.com Sponsor:                                    


Photo
- - - - -

Need The 5 Specific Blood Tests To Ask For.


  • Please log in to reply
4 replies to this topic

#1 Ridgewalker

Ridgewalker

    Adavanced Community Member

  • Advanced Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,486 posts

Posted 30 September 2008 - 09:44 AM

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!
  • 0
-Sarah

--Son, Lucas, age 7. Gluten-free since May 2007
--Son, Ezra, age 5. Gluten-free 10/13/07. Bipolar tendencies, massively improved on gluten-free diet! He's also allergic to a jillion antibiotics.
--My mother has Celiac Disease, dx'ed by Positive Blood Tests and Biopsy. Diagnosed Sarcoidosis 6/08.
--Myself, Gluten-free since 8/07

Time heals all hurt of heart... but time must be won.

Celiac.com Sponsor:

#2 happygirl

happygirl

    Advanced Community Member

  • Advanced Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 4,942 posts

Posted 30 September 2008 - 09:47 AM

Hi Sarah,

From: http://www.celiacdis...u/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.
  • 0

#3 Ridgewalker

Ridgewalker

    Adavanced Community Member

  • Advanced Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,486 posts

Posted 30 September 2008 - 09:50 AM

Hi Sarah,

From: http://www.celiacdis...u/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!
  • 0
-Sarah

--Son, Lucas, age 7. Gluten-free since May 2007
--Son, Ezra, age 5. Gluten-free 10/13/07. Bipolar tendencies, massively improved on gluten-free diet! He's also allergic to a jillion antibiotics.
--My mother has Celiac Disease, dx'ed by Positive Blood Tests and Biopsy. Diagnosed Sarcoidosis 6/08.
--Myself, Gluten-free since 8/07

Time heals all hurt of heart... but time must be won.

#4 happygirl

happygirl

    Advanced Community Member

  • Advanced Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 4,942 posts

Posted 30 September 2008 - 09:51 AM

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

Happy to see you here again!
  • 0

#5 Ridgewalker

Ridgewalker

    Adavanced Community Member

  • Advanced Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,486 posts

Posted 30 September 2008 - 09:58 AM

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
  • 0
-Sarah

--Son, Lucas, age 7. Gluten-free since May 2007
--Son, Ezra, age 5. Gluten-free 10/13/07. Bipolar tendencies, massively improved on gluten-free diet! He's also allergic to a jillion antibiotics.
--My mother has Celiac Disease, dx'ed by Positive Blood Tests and Biopsy. Diagnosed Sarcoidosis 6/08.
--Myself, Gluten-free since 8/07

Time heals all hurt of heart... but time must be won.


0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users

Celiac.com Sponsors: