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Is Immunoglobulnn A serum test for total IGA??

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I have ask my child's doctor order complete celiac panel ,I know if a person lack of IGA ,it will show false negative result no matter what,I have check her report ,one item is test for immunoglobulin A serum, is this the  test for ifone have iga deficiency,anyone knows?? thanks.

 

 

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That sounds like it.  And, if its just a bit low, it shouldn't affect the tests.  And it should have no effect on the IgG tests

 

http://www.cureceliacdisease.org/faq/is-an-iga-result-of-39-where-normal-is-81-463-considered-deficient-and-could-it-invalidate-anti-iga-tests/

 

"Any level of IgA above 20 mg/dl should make the tTG-IgA test valid, regardless of age. "

Edited by kareng

 

 

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