Test Results Pointing To Early Stage Celiac?
Posted 04 February 2013 - 08:43 AM
Deamidated Gladin IgA - 20
Weak positive 20-30
Demidated Gladin IgG - 15
Transglutiminase IgA - 3
Transglutiminase IgG - <2
Endomysial Antibody IgA - 174
Normal range 91-414
C-Reactive Protein - 0.7
Normal range 0.0-4.9
Posted 04 February 2013 - 12:53 PM
Posted 04 February 2013 - 01:22 PM
This reminds me of my blood work, only my DGP IgG is weakly pos at 24. Does your doctor have any input about the weak pos. DGP IgA? There is a poster here that has great info with the screen name Mushroom who forwarded me an article by Dr. Ford explaining deamidated gliadin peptide tests and they seem to be pretty specific for celiac disease.
No, didn't have the follow up yet so no specific one on one conversation. I've come across some research that shows surprisingly these are not exactly the breakdowns you want to see as a potential celiac. Although most argue a non positive EMA that falls decently within normal range means less intestinal damage and the likelihood you've caught the condition much earlier on, some think the lesser fight put up within the intestines and hence lower EMA # increases the risk of malignancies to develop. I was told by a family member who is a general practitione to wait 90-120 days and do the blood test again and see if the #s increase any, she has advised me not to go through the invasive endoscopy procedure just yet based on those #s and my otherwise normal supplementary blood work.
Posted 04 February 2013 - 04:20 PM
I am not sure what you are speaking about with the Endomysial, the range you provided makes me think that you have mistaken that for your total serum IgA? There is no "falling decently in range" endomysial, and endomysial can't be "below range". It is listed as a titre, 1:5 and below is considered negative, above will be reported as positive.
The theory of a low EMA, which again does not exist, provides a greater increase of malignancy does not make sense. If you have a positive EMA it is showing damage to the intestines, the higher the titre the higher the damage, the higher the damage the greater the risk increase of malignancy. A negative EMA is a good thing.
The advice of retesting in three months sounds great, keep on top of it and make note of any symptom changes. If it provides you with any comfort I had a weak positive deamidated IgG of 11 (>10) and TTG 16 (>10) after a bout of Salmonella. I got biopsied months later in which my intestines were perfectly healthy and the next blood test 4 months after the previous was negative. Good luck!
Posted 05 February 2013 - 02:40 PM
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