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Hi, I am new to this forum but have been referencing this site a lot.  My family doctor did some initial blood tests, and I have the results below. I am unable to get in to see a GI specialist until mid-November. Doctor felt I was a strong candidate for celiac/gluten sensitivities and I was told everything looks 'normal' on my results. For the past month and a half, I have had continuous bloating to the point I look like I am 9 months pregnant, nausea and constantly feel sick after consuming anything with wheat/gluten and milk, and it lasts for days, along with other GI issues that appear after eating those foods.

Below are my results; perhaps I should pursue other food intolerance testing and/or food allergy testing, if the doctor said everything looked fine?

Anti-Gliadin IgA Antibody <2 units    Reference Range 0-19 units

Anti-Gliadin IgG Antibody <2 units    Reference Range 0-19 units

Endomysial IgA Antibody Negative

Immunoglobulin A  45 mg/dl (Marked as L)      Reference Range 87-352 mg/dl

(I must have had this one done in the past, in 2008 I had a value of 121 mg/dl)

 

Tissue Transglutaminase IgA Ab <2 U/ml       Reference Range 0-3 U/ml

Tissue Transglutaminase IgG Ab <2 U/ml       Reference Range 0-5 U/ml

 

I appreciate any and all feedback or insight anyone can give me.

 

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It looks normal to me, but I do not wear a white coat!  ?You had the complete panel and even though you are IGA deficient, the IGG tests were negative.  Some folks do test negative on the blood tests.  The next step might be an endoscopy.   Then the GI can rule out celiac disease, SIBO or IBD and so on.  I would do that before any allergy testing.  For immediate relief you can give up all dairy.  That will not impact any further celiac testing.  

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Thank you for your response - it is much appreciated!!  My doctor didn't mention anything about being IGA deficient - I wonder if it is not a low enough result to be concerned about?  Unfortunately, I do not know anything about that.

 

I do have an appointment with a GI specialist in November, so I will ask and take the results with me. I will give up the dairy and hope that will help some.

Thank you for your reply.

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I did not mean to imply that you were IGA deficient.  That is something to discuss with your doctor.  For diagnosing celiac disease, labs run the IGA deficiency test to determine whether or not the IGA celiac tests work (control test).  In your case, it does not matter because your doctor was celiac savvy enough to run the celiac IGG tests too.    You were negative on all of them.  However, some people (not many) test negative on all the celiac blood tests yet they have celiac intestinal damage (Google it).  

In any case, you need to find the root cause of your problems!  It could be as simple as being lactose intolerant.  It happens as you age!   I wish you well.  

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