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Hello helpful strangers and thanks, for what has already been posted. I recently took the Cyrex Array 3 test and am trying to figure out what the results suggest. I have researched the "out of range" /positive results but am still unclear on how I should interpret them without taking the next step and seeing a specialist.

 

I have been inhaling small amounts of wheat flour where I work, there is always a thin film of dust(wheat)  in a 20feetx20feet area, so even when I have intentionally not been ingesting gluten I am getting some in me, is this significant?   Previous to the test I was eating wheat for a month (but not as much as two slices a day) , following a two month gluten free diet but still inhaling the wheat flour during this time.  .. So is this enough info to suggest Celiac disease or a gluten sensitivity?  

 

My results are :

 

Wheat Germ Agglutinin IgG 1.2  (Reference .4 - 1.3) this is considered an "Equivocal" result. A borderline result?

 

Gluteomorphin +Prodynorphin IgG  1.37 ( Reference .3 - 1.2) (Would anyone who eats wheat test positive for this one?)

 

Transglutaminase-2 IgG  1.63 (Reference .3-1.6

 

I will be glad to give more details if so requested but wanted to be as brief and concise as I could. Thanks again!

 

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from the University of Chicago Celiac Center

  Why don’t you recognize tests (stool tests or otherwise) for non-celiac gluten sensitivity that are currently available through companies like Enterolab or Cyrex?

We only embrace tests that have endured rigorous scientific evaluations. So far, these tests have received no evidence-based support.

Enterolab has never successfully published anything on the accuracy of stool tests (nor have any other stool test manufacturers, to our knowledge) making it difficult to confirm the research results. Because of this, we must make our decisions based on what has been published; Harvard, UCSD, and the American College of Gastroenterology all agree that stool tests are simply not sensitive or specific enough methods in screening for celiac disease.

We can say therefore with confidence that the test currently being used by these labs is not good enough. In fact, while it is true that about 40% of people with proven gluten sensitivity have elevated AGA-IgG, it is also true that about 15-25% of the healthy individuals who have absolutely nothing wrong also have elevated AGA-IgG. Hence, about 60% of gluten sensitive people do not have elevated AGA-IgG (making the test not sensitive enough); and about 20% of normal, non-gluten sensitive people have elevated AGA-IgG for no apparent reason (making the test not specific enough).

Further reading: “Detection of secretory IgA antibodies against gliadin and human tissue transglutaminase in stool to screen for coeliac disease in children: validation study” at BMJ.com.

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Are you thinking you might have Celiac disease? If so, you should be eating a gluten containing diet and see an MD for Celiac blood tests.

I do not think I have Celiac disease. I would like to go through all the tests but need a better job before I can get insurance to do all that. Thanks and feel free to stop reading here.  :D

 

I have been going to a chiropractor regularly and wanted to see if gluten might be contributing to my problem somehow. With the exception of consuming small amounts of gluten from my workplace environment  (wheat flour in the air) , every time I have quit consuming gluten directly I seem to feel different, better.  But after reading "Wheat Belly" it sounds likely anyone would feel better by eliminating wheat wether there is an issue with gluten or not. 

 

My longest stretch without gluten (2 months ,excluding the work situation)  did not keep me from the chiropractor but with the extra strain I was putting on my body during this time I might say the body had an easier time dealing with the load.  After my two month break from gluten, I returned to eating wheat for about a month before taking this gluten/autoimmunity test. I did not have intestinal problems and never have, either when starting or stopping gluten, although my stomach did appear to get more sensitive to wheat during the last start and stop routine and the last time I consumed any my stomach was in a knot. I did feel worse overall during the return. 

 

I was hoping my results were significant enough to give me some certainty  to a "gluten sensitive" diagnosis or not or point me in some direction. And from what it sounds like through others experiences on here and elsewhere there is no certainty that going through all the Celiac tests (which ones at that?)  will accurately diagnose Celiac, with complications from the doctors themselves and apparently  the nature of Celiac and gluten sensitivities themselves (sufferers are sure they have it but tests say otherwise).   

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