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nora_n

Member Since 16 Jan 2007
Offline Last Active Jul 02 2014 06:08 AM
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In Topic: Blood Work Interpretation

02 July 2014 - 06:12 AM

positive is above 10, and yours was almost there.

 

Now the antibodies are locally in the intestines, and only the surplus ends up in the blood where it can be tested. Also, how much shows up in the blood varies from person to person.  The intestinal damage does not really correlate with the blood work numbers.


In Topic: Blood Work Interpretation

01 July 2014 - 08:56 AM

I think you have a typo, one of those is Ttg IgA

 

Maybe you should have had the DGP test as well

 

One of the tests is almost positive, so if you can get a biopsy done maybe go for it


In Topic: Blood Testing

01 July 2014 - 08:51 AM

The labĀ“s comment was right! Good they ran the total IgA.


In Topic: Problems Galore, Doctors Opinions & Finding The Problem

18 June 2014 - 10:56 AM

On one of the forums I am on, there are two with lack of the enzyme to break down fructose. That causes a lot of gas and intestinal symptoms. it usually takes several years before a doctor tests for that.

 

And several on th forums have non-celiac gluten sensitivity, for which there are no tests. It is probably an intolerance to some complicated starches in wheat, or some mast cell issue where the body reacts directly to wheat and other things. No useful tests except elimination tests.

 

Nora


In Topic: Soo Confused!

18 June 2014 - 10:35 AM

spinch, you work in a lab, you can ask the pathologist to perform the immunohistochemistry tests. The biopsy can look completely normal (but yours are not normal there are signs of inflammation . You had increased number of IEL or those inflammation cells I mentioned ) Bit if the imunohistochemistry is positive for immune cells, then it is a definite celiac diagnosis. They are starting to do them on more and more biopsies over in Europe.