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Positive blood test, no symptoms, thyroid-issues...help?

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Hello!

I recently had blood work come back positive for celiac.  Tissue Transglutaminase Ab IgA is 143.7 and serum protein IgA 2.77. They ran some other tests for vitamins, anemia, etc., I am guessing for mal-absorption, but all other tests are within normal range.  I have no stomach or other symptoms that I am aware of. I went into the doctor for indigestion and coughing, which I thought might be related to lactose intolerance, as I was lactose intolerant as a baby (I know this goes in hand with celiac in some cases). 

I was googling and saw that transglutaminase test can be false from other autoimmune issues. I had thyroid cancer about 5-6 years ago that ended up being more serious then expected. Two surgeries later, one being a neck dissection and a few rounds of radioactive iodine, and I am back to normal. Would this have an effective on the test? As I don't have obvious symptoms, I don't believe in going on a gluten free diet without a definitive positive test.  

Doctor has referred me to a GI specialist, but any insight is appreciated!

 

 

 

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37 minutes ago, GreenRider said:

Hello!

I recently had blood work come back positive for celiac.  Tissue Transglutaminase Ab IgA is 143.7 and serum protein IgA 2.77. They ran some other tests for vitamins, anemia, etc., I am guessing for mal-absorption, but all other tests are within normal range.  I have no stomach or other symptoms that I am aware of. I went into the doctor for indigestion and coughing, which I thought might be related to lactose intolerance, as I was lactose intolerant as a baby (I know this goes in hand with celiac in some cases). 

I was googling and saw that transglutaminase test can be false from other autoimmune issues. I had thyroid cancer about 5-6 years ago that ended up being more serious then expected. Two surgeries later, one being a neck dissection and a few rounds of radioactive iodine, and I am back to normal. Would this have an effective on the test? As I don't have obvious symptoms, I don't believe in going on a gluten free diet without a definitive positive test.  

Doctor has referred me to a GI specialist, but any insight is appreciated!

 

 

 

Yes - slightly positive can be from other things.  I don't know the scale for your tests - but that looks extremely positive.

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