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bobtom

Member Since 31 Aug 2012
Offline Last Active Oct 29 2012 10:52 AM
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Conflicting Test Results--What Do I Do Now

25 October 2012 - 07:50 AM

My 11 year old son with history of mild to sometimes moderate stomach aches, off and on for about a year now, had deamidated gliadin iga level of 67 (>20 positive). Was sent to GI doc and he drew ttg iga which was negative. He ruled out Celiac. Why is one test positive and the next negative? Where do I go from here? Thank you!!

Ttg Results....what Do I Make Of This?

12 September 2012 - 06:16 PM

Little background. My son, 11 years old, complain of stomach aches off and on since about beginning of year. Went to pediatrician and she ordered deamidated gliadin peptide IGA result 67 (<20). Referred to GI doc. Ordered total IGA which came back 184 (64-246) and TTG which came back <1. Didn't tell me range for that but can't get much lower than 1 so I guess it doesn't matter. Anyway, they say it definitely is NOT celiac. That's great, but why is the Gliadin so high? I asked if he could be in the early stages and not show up on his TTG, and they dismissed that idea. Said the gliadin sometimes shows up in people with other underlying conditions but didn't go into what that could mean. I'm not sure where to go from here. Take it as negative and move on, or continue to persue. I just don't want to miss something and then down the road they say it's celiac which was just too early to show up, which seems to be a common thread I have been reading. Any thoughts??

Blood Tests......what Is Correct?

08 September 2012 - 09:07 PM

My 11 year old son has been complaining of stomach aches, off and on, for the last 8-10 months. Pediatrician ordered gliadin IGA (deamidated peptide) which came back 67 (<20 normal). Referred to GI and he said that test isn't very reliable and ordered a tTG IGA and total serum IGA (which I am assuming is normal since he had an elevated gliadin to begin with). I was under the impression from what I have been reading that the gliadin test he had done is pretty reliable. Just wondering thoughts on that and is it common to have that test be high and the tTG IGA be low? If so, what would that indicate? This is all very confusing. Thank you!!

Gi Appointment Today

06 September 2012 - 02:04 PM

An update from last week. My 11 year old son, complaining of stomach aches for several months, to most of the year went to pediatrition last week. The only celiac test she did was Gliadin IGA antibody (deamidated peptide) with the result of 67 (<20). Got in to see GI today and he said this test is not reliable unless it is drawn with the tissue transglutiminase AB IGA and total IGA, which he will have drawn in a couple of days. So my question is, do you see many negative tTg levels with a positive gliadin IGA? and if the tTg is negative, can we pretty much rule out the celiac? I am assuming his total IGA will be within normal range since he had and elevated gliadin IGA to begin with. Any thoughts?? The GI was not very forthcoming. Thanks!!

Is This Celiac?

31 August 2012 - 05:27 PM

Hi. Just new to forum.. My 11 year old son has been complaining for several months of abdominal pain, off and on. I cannot pinpoint any cause or correlation to anything. Took him to his pediatrician and she said she didn't think it was Celiac, but was going to do blood tests to rule it out. Gliadin IGA 67 (<20). That was the only specific Celiac test done. CBC,TSH, and cholesterol all normal. Sending us to a pediatric GI specialist but we can't get in until middle of October. From what I have been reading, I am somewhat confused by all the different tests. Is one celiac test enough, or do you need to run all of them to have a positive diagnosis? I would prefer him not to have to go through a biopsy, but I keep reading that is the "gold standard" for a true diagnosis. He is otherwise healthy, thin, boy. Any thoughts?