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the link above shows the results for my celiac panel I had done in May 2005. I have been diagnosed with these tests. I finally got my hands on the actual paperwork, but I can't understand it. Well, I can understand some of it... I know the Tissue Tranglutaminase IgA is Elevated. I don't understand what the two Endomysial sections mean. Like what does Endomysial, IgA 1:20 mean? I can't figure out if that is elevated or not. Also my Gliadin AB, IgG is Elevated, but my Gliadin AB, IgA is in the Normal range. Plus I'm not sure what Reticuln AB, SCR < 1:5 means.

Are these antibodies ever elevated in any other diseases??? I have chron's on my mom's side of the family.

I go in for a CAT Scan of my Abdomine next Tuesday becasue I'm still having some abdominal pain.

Any help would be awesome... I'm really confused.

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Your tTG is elevated, your EMA was positive, your IgG was positive, your IgA was negative and your reticuln was negative.

Looking at the tests I would say you have celiac. The tTG and EMA are the 2 best and most accurate tests for celiac.

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Here is another article to look at: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.f...2265&query_hl=2

In this article they found "Marked increased anti-tissue transglutaminase concentrations were found in celiac sprue, while low-positive values were also found in Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis. Anti-endomysial antibodies were detectable only in celiac sprue." They concluded, "These features underline that, in addition to anti-tissue transglutaminase, an anti-endomysial antibody test is necessary in the diagnostic work-up of celiac sprue, especially in patients with known inflammatory bowel disease." I bring this up, since you said that Crohn's runs in your family.

It did look like your ttg, test, however, was more than just a "low positive."

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