I met with the GI today and she asked if anyone had talked to me about my lab results and I told her the nurse said they showed positive for celiac. The GI responded with, "they're not positive, just slightly elevated and we need to do an EGD to rule it out".
Sooooo.. if she wants to "rule it out". What else would create these lab results if its not Celiac? Just kind of curious what would come next if my biopsy happens to come back negative.
Nothing. Your results were sky high, you have celiac disease in the family, and you have symptoms - that's celiac disease. You appear to have a doctor who wants to cross all of their t's and dot all of their i's before they'll sign off on a diagnosis.
About 5% of all positive tTG IgA results are caused by diabetes, crohn's, colitis, thyroiditis, chronic liver disease, or a serious infection BUT it would be a weak false positive - not a positive that is at almost 200. That's celiac disease.
Slightly elevated... hmph!