Posted 22 February 2004 - 08:17 PM
Posted 22 February 2004 - 09:39 PM
Anti-gliadin IgA Antibodies
Anti-gliadin IgG Antibodies
Anti-Endomysial IgA Antibodies (EMA)
Anti-human tissue transglutaninase IgA (tTg)
total serum IgA-to make sure you are not IgA deficient
Some doctors choose to do only the gliadin tests, but these really aren't enough. And some only do either the EMA or the tTg, and that is okay, but both would be better. And the total IgA is very important, without this you can pretty much just throw any negative test result in the trash. IgA deficency is more common in Celiacs than the general population and it would result in a false negative reading.
Or you can go a much easier route and test with Enterolab , but your doctors might not accept the results. The tests are new, but very accurate, and they pick up gluten intolerance in its early stages, rather than having to wait until your body is producing enough antibodies to be picked up i the blood tests. Check them out if you want to, many of us here have been tested through them. I highly recommend them.
Mariann, gluten intolerant and mother of 3 gluten intolerant children
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