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Confused By Blood Work


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Posted 30 April 2012 - 09:46 AM

Finally got copies of my blood work. The only numbers on them are <20 above the celiac antibody test. And another <20 above the antigliadian test then a <4 next to TGA and IGA range 265. The 265 to me makes sense but there is no other numbers except for the <20. Are there numbers missing?
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Posted 30 April 2012 - 10:08 AM

There should be two sets of numbers, one for your result and one for the normal range of the test. Usually if they put <x, it's an indication that the test was below the limit of detection and thus negative but it's hard to be sure without the normal ranges.
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Posted 30 April 2012 - 10:18 AM

My numbers are not there. It just says <20 and then it gives the range of <20 neg, 20-30 weak positive and >30 moderate positive. I just thought they had to give a number at what my results were at not just <20 example 12.
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Posted 30 April 2012 - 10:23 AM

Nope. If they set the cutoff as <20, it means the detection limit is 20 and below that the numbers are not reliable enough to report.
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Posted 30 April 2012 - 10:26 AM

Thanks.
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