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Binti1962

Blood test results back

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Hi, again.  I posted previously about my biopsy.  Got my labs for blood work back, and I don't think the Doctor requested a "panel" only Immunogloubin A which was 99 out ot a range of 81-463, and Tissue transglutaminase AB, IGA which was 1.  No antibodies detected.  Do I need to have done more blood tests, or is this sufficient?  He still says the biopsy indicates celiac, but told me that since these two tests were normal that I dont have celiac.  He's just overlooking the biopsy since it was mild.  Should I see a celiac specialist?  I should add that I had only been eating gluten for 3 weeks when the test was done.

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It is my understanding that the biopsy is the gold standard and if shows celiac disease, you have it.  I suggest you get a second opinion, ask for copies of your biopsy report and labs and find a GI doctor who knows about celiac disease.

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Binti,

The U. of chicago Celiac website states they recommend 12 weeks of gluten ingestion prior to blood testing and 2 weeks of gluten prior to the biopsy.  It sounds like you didn't have a long enough exposure to gluten prior to the blood tests.

The biopsy results alone are not sufficient for a Celiac diagnosis.

 

 

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Thanks for the info and replies!  I didn't know that the biopsy results alone weren't sufficient for a diagnosis.  Perhaps somethine else is causing the villi damage.  I will keep eating gluten and maybe have the blood test repeated in 12 weeks

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