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Hi!  I have a 7 year old daughter who has been complaining daily of stomachaches for about a month. Long story short, doctor is testing her for celiac. Labs are back, but doctor is out of the office for a week, so just trying to get a feel for what’s next!

Her IgA was low at 0.15 g/l, and the celiac antibodies were normal, but he only ran IgAs not IgGs.  Hematocrit was a touch low and bilirubin was a tiny bit high.  I am assuming he will recheck celiac antibodies with IgG instead, but thought I would reach out here and see if anyone had any other thoughts!

Thank you!

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49 minutes ago, ParanoidMama said:

Hi!  I have a 7 year old daughter who has been complaining daily of stomachaches for about a month. Long story short, doctor is testing her for celiac. Labs are back, but doctor is out of the office for a week, so just trying to get a feel for what’s next!

Her IgA was low at 0.15 g/l, and the celiac antibodies were normal, but he only ran IgAs not IgGs.  Hematocrit was a touch low and bilirubin was a tiny bit high.  I am assuming he will recheck celiac antibodies with IgG instead, but thought I would reach out here and see if anyone had any other thoughts!

Thank you!

Welcome!  What was the range for the Immunoglobulin A test?  It does seem pretty low.  Low enough that IGA test may not give an accurate result.  Make sure the EMA, DGP and the TTG are run.  That is the full celiac  panel.  The TTG is good, but does not catch all celiacs, especially kids and the very old (like me).    Keep in mind that some celiacs are seronegative too.  

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