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gj11611

Help with tests results please

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I'm sorry to post this as I know a lot of people do, but I was wondering if anyone could help me understand this. My doctor was not helpful. Thanks!

DEAMIDATED GLIADIN ABS, IGA 5 0-19 UNITS   Final 01
                                  NEGATIVE                   0 - 19
                                  WEAK POSITIVE             20 - 30
                                  MODERATE TO STRONG POSITIVE   >30
									
DEAMIDATED GLIADIN ABS, IGG 2 0-19 UNITS   Final 01
                                  NEGATIVE                   0 - 19
                                  WEAK POSITIVE             20 - 30
                                  MODERATE TO STRONG POSITIVE   >30
									
T-TRANSGLUTAMINASE (TTG) IGA <2 0-3 U/ML   Final 01
                                             NEGATIVE        0 -  3
                                             WEAK POSITIVE   4 - 10
                                             POSITIVE           >10
 
                TISSUE TRANSGLUTAMINASE (TTG) HAS BEEN IDENTIFIED
                AS THE ENDOMYSIAL ANTIGEN.  STUDIES HAVE DEMONSTR-
                ATED THAT ENDOMYSIAL IGA ANTIBODIES HAVE OVER 99%
                SPECIFICITY FOR GLUTEN SENSITIVE ENTEROPATHY.
									
T-TRANSGLUTAMINASE (TTG) IGG 3 0-5 U/ML   Final 01
                                             NEGATIVE        0 - 5
                                             WEAK POSITIVE   6 - 9
                                             POSITIVE           >9
									
ENDOMYSIAL ANTIBODY IGA NEGATIVE NEGATIVE     Final 01
IMMUNOGLOBULIN A, QN, SERUM 87 91-414 MG/DL Low Final 01

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You are IGA deficient, I can say that much.  Here is a link that might help from the University of Chicago:

http://www.cureceliacdisease.org/archives/faq/is-it-possible-to-have-a-negative-blood-test-but-a-positive-biopsy

 


Non-functioning Gall bladder Removal Surgery 2005

Diagnosed via Blood Test (DGP IgA only) and Endoscopy: March 2013

Hashimoto's Thyroiditis

Osteopenia/osteoporosis -- June 2013

Allergies and Food Intolerances

Repeat endoscopy/Biopsies: Healed

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Immunoglobulin A is not a celiac test. It is a control test to see if you are low in IgA because low IgA is much more common among celiacs (1/20) than it is in the regular population (1 in 100's).  

Low IgA means your IgA based celiac tests (ttG IgA, DGP IgA, EMA IgA) will be negative even if you are a celiac.  Unfortunately, the DGP IgG and ttG IgG (especially) are not overly sensitive celiac tests. There is a small chance that you have celiac disease in spite of those negatives.

If you suspect celiac disease, and you can handle not going gluten-free yet, you may want to push for the endoscopic biopsy.  Make sure they take at least 6 samples.

If all else fails you could try the gluten-free diet for 6 months or so and see how you do on it (after all testing is complete). 

Good luck!


Nicole 

"Acceptance is the key to happiness."

ITP - 1993

Celiac - June, 2012

Hypothyroid - August, 2012

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