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KikiUSA

Confused On Why More Blood Work

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I was diagnosed with celiac in 2009 by a stomach biopsy. I recently had another biopsy done along with a colonoscopy and now my specialist is sending me to have more blood work done.

The work order for this blood work states : lab tests - Ttg ab, IgA

Ummmmmm they already know I have celiac so why the heck would he have me do more blood work on this???? Doctor wont tell me anything until I see him on the 10th!!!!!

Any ideas anyone?????

 

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It's recommended follow- up for Celiacs to have the blood work every year. Just to make sure you aren't missing anything and to assure the doctor you are taking your disease seriously. It is not considered necessary to get follow- up endo biopsies unless you are having problems. Tis info is on the Celiac center of Chicago site. I'm running short of time. See if I can post the links quick.

http://www.cureceliacdisease.org/archives/faq/how-often-should-follow-up-testing-occur

http://www.cureceliacdisease.org/archives/faq/once-ive-been-biopsy-diagnosed-to-confirm-celiac-disease-do-i-ever-need-to-have-another-biopsy-done

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It's recommended follow- up for Celiacs to have the blood work every year. Just to make sure you aren't missing anything and to assure the doctor you are taking your disease seriously. It is not considered necessary to get follow- up endo biopsies unless you are having problems. Tis info is on the Celiac center of Chicago site. I'm running short of time. See if I can post the links quick.

http://www.cureceliacdisease.org/archives/faq/how-often-should-follow-up-testing-occur

http://www.cureceliacdisease.org/archives/faq/once-ive-been-biopsy-diagnosed-to-confirm-celiac-disease-do-i-ever-need-to-have-another-biopsy-done

Thank you, I had no idea.

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