What Tests Should I Get Next,i Feel Lost
Posted 03 January 2013 - 05:48 AM
Posted 03 January 2013 - 06:01 AM
Yes, all the symptoms you mention can be caused by Celiac Disease or Non-Celiac Gluten Intolerance. The best next step is to be tested for Celiac Disease. You NEED to be eating gluten for these antibody tests to have their best chance for accuracy. You mention going a few days without gluten - have you spent significant time gluten-free over the past year?
Here is a list of symptoms that can be associated with Celiac Disease:
Many primary doctors will only run a tTG IgA (Tissue Transglutaminase IgA) to screen for Celiac Disease, but you should request a full celiac panel as these tests can not be done after removing gluten.
Full Celiac Blood Panel:
Total Serum IgA
Tissue Transglutaminase IgA and IgG
Gliadin IgA and IgG
Endomysial Antibody IgA
Deamidated Gliadin Peptide IgA and IgG
Also, low vitamins/minerals can indicate you are not absorbing nutrients properly - another indicator of Celiac Disease. So you might want to have these drawn at the same time as the Celiac panel.
Misc blood tests:
CMP (Complete Metabolic Panel), All B Vits, D, K, Iron, Ferritin, Copper and Zinc
Good Luck to you -- Keep Looking for answers
Undiagnosed Celiac Disease ~ 43 years
3/26/09 gluten-free - dignosed celiac - blood 3/3/09, biopsy 3/26/09, double DQ2 / single DQ8 positive
10/25/13 - MCAD
Health history since celiac diagnosis became too long -- moved to the "about me" section of my profile
My children and I all have multiple copies of the genes for Celiac Disease, along with large variety of symptoms/resolution gluten-free
Current tally from me, three kids and two grands: 4 diagnosed with Celiac Disease, 2 NCGS
Get PROPERLY tested BEFORE REMOVING GLUTEN.
ALWAYS independently research health related information found on internet forums/blogs.
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