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I requested a test for gluten sensitivity which my doctor reluctantly ordered.  My test results were::

IgA 76 mg/dL 40 - 350 mg/dL
IgA Cord Blood Reference Range: <5 mg/dL.
TTG IgA 3 UNITS <20 UNITS

Interpretation: Negative

Does this mean I do not have a gluten sensitivity?

Or do not have celiac?

Thank you for your help

 

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3 hours ago, GloGlo said:

I requested a test for gluten sensitivity which my doctor reluctantly ordered.  My test results were::

IgA 76 mg/dL 40 - 350 mg/dL
IgA Cord Blood Reference Range: <5 mg/dL.
TTG IgA 3 UNITS <20 UNITS

Interpretation: Negative

Does this mean I do not have a gluten sensitivity?

Or do not have celiac?

Thank you for your help

 

I means that you failed the celiac blood test screening.  If you really suspect celiac disease, ask your doctor for a full panel.  Make you have been eating gluten for a full 12 weeks.  All celiac blood test or intestinal biopsy require a person to be consuming gluten.   Keep in mind that some 10% of celiacs are seronegative.  In that case, a GI needs to biopsy the small intestine to really rule out celiac disease.  Learn more about testing:

http://www.cureceliacdisease.org/screening/

By the way, there is no test for a gluten sensitivity.  To get that diagnosis, they first rule out celiac disease and then trial the gluten-free diet.  

Hope this helps!  

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Thanks!!  The gluten sensitivity/possible celiac had been mentioned as related to some of the digestive issues I have frequently but have not been able to pin down to anything in particular.  I  had what was diagnosed as IBS for many years off and on and now it has returned.  I am also being treated for depression which has recently stopped responding to medication. 

Have been trying to stay away from bread, cake, and cookies.

I wasn't sure whether the results related to gluten or celiac.

Thank you for you responding so quickly!

 

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It sounds like you might have been gluten light, so that can impact test results.  Please do not settle for an IBS diagnosis.  It often means “I be Stumped”.  

I had NO digestive issues when I was diagnosed, but I did have anemia.  Celiac Disease has about 200 symptoms attributed to it and depression is one of them!  

Keep advocating for your health!  Something is obviously wrong!  

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Hello and welcome :)

9 hours ago, GloGlo said:

Thanks!!  The gluten sensitivity/possible celiac had been mentioned as related to some of the digestive issues I have frequently but have not been able to pin down to anything in particular.  I  had what was diagnosed as IBS for many years off and on and now it has returned.  I am also being treated for depression which has recently stopped responding to medication. 

Have been trying to stay away from bread, cake, and cookies.

I wasn't sure whether the results related to gluten or celiac.

Thank you for you responding so quickly!

 

I suffered depression for many years and have had all manner of antidepressants presribed. Within about 3 days of removing gluten I felt better than they ever made me feel. 

It affected me in a lot of different ways. However I tested negative, so if you go down the diagnostic route and get celiac properly excluded please don't assume that gluten isn't a problem for you. Keep a food diary during your challenge period and once testing is all complete, review it and see if you need to cut gluten regardless of any negative diagnosis.

Good luck!

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