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BelleVie

Difference Between Gliadin Antibodies And Deanimated Gliadin?

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Anyone know? The test just said "gliadin ab : positive." I'm trying to figure out if that's the older, more outdated test, or if that's the new test. Thank you lovely folks. 

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I *think* your test was the old Anitigliadin antibodies (AGA) test with tests for a gluten sensitivity. It is thought by some doctors that the AGA tests detect gluten sensitivity in both celiacs and in Non-Celiac Gluten Sensitive (NCGS) folks. The DGP tests will show intestinal villi damage which happens in celiac disease only. That link myjade posted is a good one.

 

The AGA tests aren't very sensitive , it can miss a fair number of people, so it is used less. This report on pages 11-12 discusses the tests: http://www.worldgastroenterology.org/assets/export/userfiles/2012_Celiac%20Disease_long_FINAL.pdf

 

If your test was the AGA, you have a gluten sensitivity, and it is caused by celiac disease or possibly NCGS; the main treatment is eating gluten-free for life. If your tests was the DGP, then you have a gluten sensitivity caused by celiac disease, and the treatment is eating gluten-free for life. Either way, welcome to the club.  ;)

 

Perhaps contact the lab with your question and they can clear up which test it was for you.  Best wishes.

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