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Rayrab

Member Since 28 Sep 2013
Offline Last Active Sep 29 2013 12:27 PM
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Recurrent Miscarriage And Celiac?

28 September 2013 - 02:27 PM

After multiple miscarriages, despite the birth of a healthy son in2010, I started seeing a naturopath. She ordered a ton of blood work, including the panel for celiacs. I met with her yesterday and she believes I have it and wants me to do the genetic testing, which I have no problem with. However, I'm totally baffled that she would leap to celiacs given my results and my research here and elsewhere on the internet. 

 

I would really appreciate some feedback on these results: 

 

Deamidated Gliadin Abs, IGA <1 (negative 0-19)

Deamidated Glaiadin Abs, IgG 5 (negative0-19)

t-Transglutaminase  (tTG) IgA <2 (negative 0-3)

t-Transglutaminase (tTG) IgG <2 (negative 0 - 5)

Endomysial Antiody IgA  negative

Immunoglobulin A, Qn, Serum <15  Low (Negative 91- 414) 

 

From what I've read in my crash course in celiacs in the past 24 hours, the last one indicates that all the IGA tests are invalid. It seems most people recommend the tTG tests to rule out Celiacs, yes? So being that those are also negative, why would she assume celiacs? My understanding is that low IgA serum can be indicative of many immune deficiencies so why the leap to Celiac's? 

 

Also, I have been gluten-free for approximately 6 weeks, 5 when these labs were taken, merely because there is an association between gluten and recurrent miscarriage. From what I understand gluten would have to be out of my system for much longer than that to skew the tests in any way. Correct? 

 

There seems to be a lot of experience (unfortunately) here on these forums so I'm optimistic someone can calm my frantic mind before I can connect with my Naturopath again ;)  

 

Thanks in advance!!