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Member Since 28 Dec 2012
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Help Interpreting Lab Work, Please

28 December 2012 - 01:09 PM

Good afternoon, all!

So, I've had some bloodwork done, Dr. says I am positive for Celiac, but I would like a better understanding of my lab results, I have typed the results exactly as seen on lab report.

I knew before the tests that I was having a problem with gluten, and went gluten-free 5 days before the test (I didn't know!), then I read that one should be consuming gluten for the test, so I panicked and gluten loaded 2 days before....so maybe this threw off some of the results. I will be seeing the gastroenterologist Monday for a consult. I have been feeling so much better since being gluten-free for a few days now, so I am definitely questioning whether I need a biopsy or not, although I understand that biopsy is the "gold standard". I do feel better having some validation from the lab work, but It seems pretty clear to me.

1. Deami. Gliadin Abs, IgA - 46
Neg. 0-19, Weak pos. 20-30, Mod. to Strong pos. 30+

2. Deami. Gliadin Abs, IgG - 97
Same values as above

3. t-Transglutiminase, IgA - 5
Neg. 0-3, weak pos. 4-10, positive 10+

4. t-Transglutiminase, IgG - 3
Same values as above

5. Endomysial Ab, IgA - Positive
positive or negative

6. Immunoglobulin A - 406
Lab report only shows a range of 91-414,

Thanks in advance for any advice.

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