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My doctor ran a celiac panel because of some digestive problems I've had, but the results were borderline positive.

This is the specific result:

immunoglobulin A = 526

Normal range = 81-463

Tissue transglutaminase = 3

4 is when an antibody is detected

I'm sure you all know what normal is, but I thought being specific about the results would help.

What does this mean? Should I consider myself celiac? I've read through the forum and saw the references to how you can't be borderline pregnant, so you can't be borderline celiac.

But should I see a GI doctor for more work?

Thanks for the help. I'm glad I found this place.

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My doctor ran a celiac panel because of some digestive problems I've had, but the results were borderline positive.

This is the specific result:

immunoglobulin A = 526

Normal range = 81-463

Tissue transglutaminase = 3

4 is when an antibody is detected

I'm sure you all know what normal is, but I thought being specific about the results would help.

What does this mean? Should I consider myself celiac? I've read through the forum and saw the references to how you can't be borderline pregnant, so you can't be borderline celiac.

But should I see a GI doctor for more work?

Thanks for the help. I'm glad I found this place.

 

Welcome QBEs!

 

Your tTG (assuming it is the IgA) is negative for celiac disease.

 

That said, if you have symptoms that could be attributed to celiac disease - I strongly suggest you have the complete celiac panel and a few other blood tests.  Perhaps you have had some of these, but this is what I suggest:

 

Total Serum IgA

tTG - IgA

tTG - IgG (Tissue Transglutaminase)

EMA - IgA - some labs only run this with a positive tTG-IgA

DGP - IgA (Deamidated Gliadin Peptide)

DGP - IgG

 

CBC - Complete Blood Count

CMP - Complete Metabolic Panel

 

Nutrients: B6, B12, D, K, Iron, Ferritin, Copper and Zinc

 

*the tests marked in green are the two you mentioned in your post

 

Hang in there :)

 

PS...here is the list from the University of Chicago of all the symptoms that can be associated with celiac disease.

 

http://www.cureceliacdisease.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/CDCFactSheets10_SymptomList.pdf

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I agree with Lisa, I think you should get more tests done too.  Some celiacs are negative in some tests (like the tTG IgA) while positive in others. It is a good idea to get as many tests done as possible in order to get a clearer idea of what is going on.

 

Pages 10-12 of this report discuses the accuracy of the various tests that Lisa listed for you.

http://www.worldgastroenterology.org/assets/export/userfiles/2012_Celiac%20Disease_long_FINAL.pdf

 

Remember to keep eating gluten until your testing is done.

 

Best wishes and welcome to the board.

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