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Test Result Question

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History - had stomach issues since I was 10 off and on. By high school I was on meds as needed or IBS. Had h pylori too. Now 38 and I'm tired, losing hair, dry skin and still have off and on stomach problems. Dr ran CBC, iron test, thyroid tests, rheumatoid tests, ANA, immunoglobin a (IgA) serum, tissue transglutaminase AB IGA and gliadin IGA ABS. Everything was normal except for the gliadin test. Normal was less than 20, but mine was over 100. My follow up is in two weeks. Does that one test still lead towards celiac if everything else is in normal range?

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Yeah that's pretty high. That was the only one that was high for me, but it was only at 22 and 19 was the cut off, so I'm eating gluten again because I decided to get retested. Not feeling so hot, either! I'd see what your doctor has to say, 100 is definitely high and something is up, I would get a biopsy, or at the very least, go off gluten for several months and retest to see if it goes down. Other diseases can  cause that one to go high, but I'm not sure which ones, so if it goes down without gluten consumption, I think you have your answer and should stay off it.


Diagnosed with Hashimoto's 2/2012. Thyroid tumor removed 4/2012. Positive AGA IGA blood test 3/2012.

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 Everything was normal except for the gliadin test. Normal was less than 20, but mine was over 100. My follow up is in two weeks. Does that one test still lead towards celiac if everything else is in normal range?

Yes that is a positive result even if all other tests are negative. That test is specific to celiac and with that high of a result your doctor may diagnose you without any further testing. A biopsy may also be advised. If you think that you will choose to do the biopsy do keep eating gluten until after that test is done. Once all celiac related testing is finished you do need to get on the diet and follow it strictly. 

Welcome to the board and be sure to read the Newbie 101 thread at the top of the Coping section. Hope you are feeling better soon.


Courage does not always roar, sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying

"I will try again tommorrow" (Mary Anne Radmacher)

Diagnosed by Allergist with elimination diet and diagnosis confirmed by GI in 2002

Misdiagnoses for 15 years were IBS-D, ataxia, migraines, anxiety, depression, fibromyalgia, parathesias, arthritis, livedo reticularis, hairloss, premature menopause, osteoporosis, kidney damage, diverticulosis, prediabetes and ulcers, dermatitis herpeformis

All bold resoved or went into remission in time with proper diagnosis of Celiac November 2002

 Gene Test Aug 2007

HLA-DQB1 Molecular analysis, Allele 1 0303

HLA-DQB1 Molecular analysis, Allele 2 0303

Serologic equivalent: HLA-DQ 3,3 (Subtype 9,9)

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