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sue1234

Member Since 08 Dec 2009
Offline Last Active Dec 12 2011 06:51 PM
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In Topic: Difference Between Ttg, Ema And Dgp?

05 December 2011 - 11:59 AM

That's interesting that DGP is definitive for celiac. Can you reference that? The reason I ask is I had all the testing, and all the labs were normal except DGP, which was 4x the upper limit. I've had two separate biopsies and both were negative. I have mega-stomach issues with bloating and constipation. So, I've always wondered if I really am celiac due to that one test. Of course, the doctors tell me no because of the negative biopsies. I just began gluten-free yesterday.

In Topic: If + Blood Test Why Biopsy? Son Was +

14 August 2011 - 06:10 AM

Pain in gut, I am also positive on my deaminated anti-gliadin at 45(0-10). My last biopsy two years ago was negative, so was told I'm not celiac. I am having a repeat biopsy soon with another doctor, and then am going gluten-free. May I ask what your level was on your test? Have you had symptoms your whole life? I am 50, but my stomach symptoms of horrendous bloating began 11 years ago.

In Topic: Newbie With Lab Results And Questions

20 July 2011 - 06:22 AM

In my case, I had the biopsies and they were negative. So, I am left to wonder what the high anti-gliadin means.

In Topic: Newbie With Lab Results And Questions

19 July 2011 - 05:16 PM

I'm in the same exact boat as you. I have normal or negative everything, EXCEPT my deam. anti-gliadin at 45.4(0-10). Mine is really high also, but was told I didn't have celiac. I'm not too sure. What other reason would make that so high?

In Topic: Mayo Clinic Easy To Read Celiac Testing Algorithm

19 July 2011 - 08:36 AM

I do know one thing--celiac or gluten intolerance is NOT an easy, logorithmic thing that can diagnosed by a flow chart!

I am still sitting as undiagnosed. Let me show where my numbers fit into this:

My tTG is 0. So, if you stop there, I am completely negative.

BUT, my doctor also tested my deaminated antigliadin IgA, and it was 45.4(0-10).

According to their chart, a negative tTG just means no celiac, stop testing. BUT, if it is positive, THEN test the antigliadin. Why? I thought the tTG was "the" blood test to rule in/out celiac. So why do further testing???

Then, if the antigliadin is over 10, biopsy. Mine was 4x the upper limit, yet the biopsy was negative. So, where do I fit into all this? I think they are missing something here, possibly that my 4x antigliadin maybe represents gluten intolerance?

This is soooo confusing.