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#1 Sarah Alli

 
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Posted 30 June 2011 - 03:27 PM

I was reading a few posts on here about doctors misreading test results. I consider myself more versed than the average layperson in medical laboratory tests, being that that's my career goal. My test results seem negative to me but I want to check.
I've noticed that the numbers people have been giving, even negative test results, are very different than mine and I suspect it might be different units of measurement?

Anybody have test results that look like this?



Component Your Value Standard Range Units
GLIADIN IGA, DEAMIDATED 4 0 - 19 units

Negative 0 - 19
Weak Positive 20 - 30
Moderate to Strong Positive >30


GLIADIN IGG, DEAMIDATED 3 0 - 19 units

Negative 0 - 19
Weak Positive 20 - 30
Moderate to Strong Positive >30

TRANSGLUT IGA <2 0 - 3 U/mL

Negative 0 - 3
Weak Positive 4 - 10
Positive >10
Tissue Transglutaminase (tTG) has been identified
as the endomysial antigen. Studies have demonstr-
ated that endomysial IgA antibodies have over 99%
specificity for gluten sensitive enteropathy.


TRANSGLUT IGG <2 0 - 5 U/mL
Negative 0 - 5
Weak Positive 6 - 9
Positive >9
TOTAL IGA (LCA) 171 70 - 400 mg/dL


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Posted 01 July 2011 - 03:04 AM

They all look normal to me.

But keep in mind you still might have a gluten problem without being Celiac. I'm not sure if you've had the gene test, but if not you should ask to have that done. My GP said it gives a good indication of whether someone will develop celiac disease or have a sensitivity to it.

Good luck
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#3 Mari

 
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Posted 01 July 2011 - 12:55 PM

This report confuses me as I don't see exactly what your results are.
Is this right:
GLIADIN IGA, DEAMIDATED 4 0
GLIADIN IGG, DEAMIDATED 3 0
TRANSGLUT IGA <2 0
TOTAL IGA (LCA) 171 70 - 400 mg/dL

These tests only give information about autoimmune gluten sensitivity. The other types of gluten sensitivity are wheat and related grain allergy and non-celiac sprue. I found the genetic marker test to be helpful.
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Posted 01 July 2011 - 02:14 PM

I was reading a few posts on here about doctors misreading test results. I consider myself more versed than the average layperson in medical laboratory tests, being that that's my career goal. My test results seem negative to me but I want to check.

I agree. It looks negative to me too.

As you're probably learning, medical laboratory tests can have different reference ranges on ELISA and other tests that are in arbitrary units. Even when labs are in measured in SI units like pg/mL you can still get different reference ranges from one lab to another.

Mari, the result is right next to the test name, immediately followed by the reference range.
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#5 Sarah Alli

 
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Posted 02 July 2011 - 02:28 PM

Thanks guys- I was pretty sure it was negative since it gave reference ranges, but I wanted to make sure. A positive test sure would have given me more motivation to go gluten free, but I'm on week two and have only had one bad incident- a so-called gluten free pizza that made both me and my gluten-sensitive boss pretty ill. I had just had an amazing gluten-free pizza from a pizza place in a different city so I guess I was feeling lucky. Ay yi yi.
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