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Ttg Igg And Iga Value 1

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My son has had at 6 tests done by his GI dr including TTG.   His ttg igg and iga values are both 1.  The test result only says  (see below)   The drs. office isn't open until Monday.. and I just got these emailed to me from the lab this morning.  

 

Help???

 

Component Your Value Standard Range Units Flag TTG IgG 1   U/mL   Value Interpretation
----- --------------
<6 No Antibody Detected
> or = 6 Antibody Detected TTG IgA 1   U/mL  

Value Interpretation
----- --------------
<4 No Antibody Detected
> or = 4 Antibody Detected

 

Component Your Value Standard Range Units Flag GLIADIN IGA 4   Units   Value Interpretation
<20 Antibody not detected
>or=20 Antibody detected GLIADIN IGG 1   Units   Value Interpretation
<20 Antibody not detected
>or=20 Antibody detected

 

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Both th tTG and DGP or AGA look negative to me. If your son is having symptoms it could be non-celiac gluten intolerance (NCGI) which has the same symptoms are requires a gluten-free diet too. Good luck,

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Thank you.

My son has a LOT of food allergies and used to be allergic to wheat spelt kamut etc. he outgrew his wheat allergy in approximately 2006 (8 years old) he has not been chunky since he was a toddler. But since 2008 he's been dropping lower. He is now failure to thrive and at 1.8 th percentile. He has bad reflux. Occasionally gets bad gas pockets in his lower intestine. He has a vitamin D deficiencyand has been at the first stage of puberty for about a year. His gi thought Celia's or Crohn's could be possibilities. Or a allergic reaction in his gi tract.

He is almost 15 and is 84 lbs an 5 ft 2

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My kids tested negative too but we went gluten-free anyways because I suspected at least two of them had problems with gluten, and we were right.  You could always request more blood work (tTG IgG, DGP IgA, DGP IgG, AGA IgG) and you probably should ask for the total serum IgA, which is a control test to make sure he makes enough IgA for the tests to be accurate (5% od celiacs don't. The other option is the endocopic biopsy - there are more than a few board members who had negative blood tests but a positive biopsy (and vice versa).

 

If you do no more testing, I recommend trying the gluten-free diet for at least 3 months - 6 is better. Many people start to feel better at 3 months but for some (like me) symptoms linger for months and some actually get worse before they get better. Also, a third of celiacs experience a withdrawal in the first few weeks with extra fatigue and headaches, so prepare for that possibility too.

 

Hypothyroidism can really slow your metabolism (and growth) as well. The tests for that are TSH (should be near a 1), free T4 and free T3 (should be in the 50-75%range of your lab's normal reference range, and TPO Ab.

 

If you choose to check his growth, the human growth hormone test (GH) is not reliable because it is released in spurts so can vary quite a bit. Insulin-like growth factor (IGF-1) gives a good idea of the average GH released. Also, a bone/hand Xray can give an idea of bone age, if his bones measure a bit young, that is good because it gives him more time to grow.

 

Welcome to the board.  :)

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