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I am no doctor and was unable to speak to mine this morning. But I am seeing my GI specialists today, so I wanted the results in my hand to take to him. Well best I can read there were 3 areas where results are indicated. (now that doesn't mean there aren't more, I just don't see it! )

TTG Antibody IGA <3 -- which is in range

Gliadin Antibody (IGA) 14H -- out of range (equivocal 11-17)

IGA, Serum 154 -- which is in range

Anyone know what this means? I see there is something abnormal, but does this indicate Celiac?

Any help is greatly appreciated!

Monica

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I saw my GI Dr yesterday! At first he blew over my Celiac results, but then noticed the equivocal result. I am scheduled for a biopsy on 12/13! IS this really necessary? Is my bloodtest results borderline enough to justify one?

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Lots of people get mostly negative results from the tests, but the diet speaks for itself. The thing is, unless you are making yourself sick a lot from gluten, the tests can show a false negative. Even with glutenizing yourself it still may not show, and it also depends on the kind of tests too.

I never bothered to get any tests, and I don't plan to. My substantial improvement from going gluten-free is all the proof I need. But of course, that's my choice. If you want a doctor to give you some proof, that's up to you.

Keep in mind that gluten intolerance is not the same as Celiac disease. The disease is the result of the intolerance if you keep eating gluten. So, if you catch it before damage is done, tests which look for that damage will be negative. In that case, consider yourself lucky.

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I think its good that your doctor is sending you for a biopsy. You do have something going on. It could be Celiac....remember, it could still be Celiac even if the biopsy is negative. I think I remember reading that it takes alot of damage for the tTG to be positive in the bloodwork. That part of the test may have been negative because there isnt alot of damage at this time. You never know though. Some people have all negative bloodwork and then a positive biopsy. Are you still on gluten for the biopsy? Dont go gluten-free till after the test. :)

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I am still on gluten! I plan to stay that way till the biopsy. But my husband and I decided that after the biopsy, we will go gluten free...no matter the results. We may wait till after the New Year, but we then plan to have myself and hubby and kids go gluten free at home!

Thanks for the info!

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I am still on gluten! I plan to stay that way till the biopsy. But my husband and I decided that after the biopsy, we will go gluten free...no matter the results. We may wait till after the New Year, but we then plan to have myself and hubby and kids go gluten free at home!

Thanks for the info!

Good luck to you! Glad your hubby is supporting you. :)

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