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WIGirl

Member Since 11 Feb 2011
Offline Last Active Feb 11 2011 09:55 AM
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Should I Also Have My Igg Levels Tested?

11 February 2011 - 08:03 AM

I have been having symptoms of a gluten intolerance/celiac disease for the past 6 months. I went gluten-free for a month, and felt significantly better. I went back on gluten, though, so that I could be tested for celiac and was eating it for about 2 months prior to my blood test. I just got my results:

-TISSUE TRANSGLUT. IGA - <3 (<5 = NEGATIVE, 5-8 = EQUIVOCAL, >8 = POSITIVE)
-IMMUNOGLOBULIN A - 183 (STANDAND RANGE = 81-463)
-GLIADIN ANTIBODY (IGA) - <3 (<5 = NEGATIVE, 5-8 = EQUIVOCAL, >8 = POSITIVE)

I asked my doctor whether my IgG levels should be tested, but she said that they don't include IgG levels in their celiac panel, and that because I have normal IgA, a positive IgG would not make them suspicious.

I just want to make sure that all of my bases have been covered--should I push for my IgG levels to be tested, or with these results, is celiac disease unlikely?

Thanks!