His anti-gliadin IgG was positive. All the other IgA tests run were negative. No other IgG test was done. They also did not do a total serum IgA, to see if he was a normal antibody producer, so you can't take any meaning from the IgA tests. The total serum IgA is run as a control to validate the other IgA tests. The fact that his only positive result was an IgG hints that he is a low producer of antibodies. Nor did they run the tissue transglutaminase (tTG), either IgA or IgG, nor the DGP (deamidated gliadin peptide), which is the newest test developed. I personally would like to see results of all those tests, the last two the IgG versions.
He has inflammation of the esophagus and the duodenum. Colitis of the rectum, I guess, as opposed to colitis of the colon. Your guess on systemic disturbance is as good as mine
What were his doctor's conclusions and findings?
There were no other findings except those listed. They said (based on the tests they did do) that he did not have celiac. I knew they told him he did not have it but tonight was the first time I actually saw the report and the tests they ran. I questioned them too. I really hope we can get him in to my doctor soon. I started a gluten free diet in May 2010 but did not have the tests until Sept. or Oct. but they were still positive. My M.D. is very good and seems to be very thorough and unlike many, he does not dismiss celiac. The G.I. group (he and I both saw) both said we just had IBS. I know for certain they were wrong with my diagnosis.