Should I Take Another Test?
Posted 07 November 2011 - 12:44 PM
Posted 07 November 2011 - 01:41 PM
I'm also confused about what test you got. Did you get celiac testing or wheat allergy testing? They are not the same. Be sure it was celiac testing and that you got the full celiac panel before you went off gluten. Read this from the University of Chicago Celiac Center that explains the tests.
Posted 07 November 2011 - 01:45 PM
Posted 07 November 2011 - 05:11 PM
Posted 07 November 2011 - 10:30 PM
We can't tell you what the number means without the "normal" range from that laboratory.
It was an Anti-gliadin test, and the nurse said my number was 11 (Can anyone explain this?). Unfortunately, she didn't explain what that meant, but said that I tested negative. I told her that I just wanted a referral to a GI specialist, so that is the route I think I will go. Thanks for your help.
Anti-gliadin is NOT a full celiac panel and it's the least reliable of the celiac tests. Keep eating gluten until you get to a GI or get your GP to run the full celiac panel. There are other tests that need to be run, a test for your total IgA, anti-TTG, and anti-DGP.
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