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In Topic: Stepping Out On A Limb And Self-Diagnosing...crazy?

18 January 2013 - 06:22 AM

I agree that completing all testing before eliminating gluten is the best option. Once gluten is removed this starting data is lost - for some - including me - data has helped when removing gluten did not bring healing or symptom improvement right away.

Make sure you have had complete celiac antibody testing:
tTG - both IgA & IgG
DGP - both IgA & IgG

Please share...I am very curious to learn how the data from these tests helped you when beginning on a gluten free diet, how so?

In Topic: Antibody Tests For Celiac Disease

18 January 2013 - 06:16 AM

I'm confused - have you had a complete celiac antibody panel?

Total IgA
tTG - both IgA and IgG
DGP - both IgA and IgG

No, I've been wondering whether I should, as from what I understand it doesn't diagnose celiac disease specifically, only that I would have an auto-immune disease? If this is the case, then it would come up positive because I have auto-immune thyroid disease and it would be a waste of my money. If this is specific, I would get it done in a heartbeat, but from my reading, the only test that is specific are the intestinal and dh rash biopsies?

In Topic: Antibody Tests For Celiac Disease

17 January 2013 - 10:10 PM

opps, looks like I hit the reply button to my own post :rolleyes:

In Topic: Antibody Tests For Celiac Disease

17 January 2013 - 10:02 PM

ahhh....missed an important part of the study.... [[[biopsy]]] which means, this is not a blood test. how frustrating that they can obtain an antibody test from your blood for thyroid, but not for intestinal, because it needs to be from the mucosa and not the blood...ahhhh...okay.

In Topic: Antibody Tests For Celiac Disease

17 January 2013 - 10:00 PM

I've been looking for a better test than IgE, since that is immediate response, and the one the docs always want to give us. Since celiac disease is autoimmune, that doesn't make sense. What also doesn't make sense to me is having an IgA test done, being it only indicates having an unspecified auto-immune disease. Since I have already been diagnosed having Hashi's, this test would not make sense, as I already know I have an auto-immune disease, so I got to thinking, what test did they give me to determine the thyroid test, specifically? I looked it up, and it was a thyroid antibody test. That led me to wonder why there isn't one for intestinal antibodies....or was there? Googled it, and came up with PubMed article with a study on:
Intestinal anti-tissue transglutaminase antibodies in potential coeliac disease.

As a result of the data collected in this study, it shows "the measurement of intestinal anti-TG2 antibodies may prove useful in clinical practice to predict evolution towards mucosal atrophy in potential coeliac patients and identify patients with gluten sensitivity." Thoughts, anyone???

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