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Withjoy

Member Since 05 Jun 2013
Offline Last Active Jun 18 2013 06:30 AM
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Surprised By Blood Tests

05 June 2013 - 07:49 AM

Hello Everyone,

 

I'm still in a bit of shock from hearing from my GI on Monday that she thinks I probably have Celiac.  (My blood tests are below.)  She said that it wasn't for sure and scheduled me for an endoscopic biopsy next Wednesday.  I've spent yesterday and this morning reading as much as I can about this disease, as it wasn't even on my radar at all!  I don't have any stomach or intestinal symptoms that I can tell, although I have several other health issues (massive thyroid issues, extremely low Vitamin D, bladder problems, and quite a bit of problems with mental focus). 

 

Here is my question--my doctor didn't want to stay definitvely if I have celiac or not.  She had a "let's wait for the endoscopy results" attitude, although she did refer me to a nutritionist and made sure I made an appointment for next week.  So, given the results below, is it possible that I don't have celiac?  Is the doctor just being doctor-ish by not saying I have it for sure, or is there really a chance that the biopsy could come back negative?  I've been trying to figure this out by Googling, but I'm getting more confused.  Of course, I can just wait for the results, but it's driving me a little crazy...   Since the "IGA,Serum" came back in the normal range, does that mean anything?

 

Thanks for any and all input!!!

Dee

 

P.S. - Also, if there are any questions that I should ask the doctor or the nutritionist I'd love to know.  I feel like I just don't even know enough to know what to ask yet...

 

P.P.S. - here are the results:

ANA SCREEN,IFA                              Positive
ANTI-NUCLEAR AB TITER            1:80
ANA PATTERN                                   Homogeneous
Reference Range:
       <1:40         Negative
        1:40-1:80     Low Antibody Level
        >1:80         Elevated Antibody Level

(tTG) AB, IGA                                        66
   Reference Range:
      <4 No Antibody Detected
      > OR = 4 Antibody Detected

ENDOMYSIAL AB IGA               POSITIVE
ENDOMYSIAL AB TITER          1:40
     Reference Range:    <1:5    
IGA, SERUM                                   260
     Reference Range:  81-463    mg/dL