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HELP! Please help me read these lab results :)

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Hello all!

Lab results came in and of course Dr not available until next week. I did some research but so many sites with so much information, and I am feeling overwhelmed. 

Here are the results:

Immunoglobulin A, Qn, Serum    156NORMAL

t-Transglutaminase (tTG) IgA        6HIGH

Endomysial Antibody IgA              Positive

Thank you in advance for any input and guidance!

 

 

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A positive on any one blood test should lead to a gastroenterologist doing an endoscopy /biopsies to confirm a celiac diagnosis. You have two positives. You need to keep eating gluten until testing is done.

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8 minutes ago, tessa25 said:

A positive on any one blood test should lead to a gastroenterologist doing an endoscopy /biopsies to confirm a celiac diagnosis. You have two positives. You need to keep eating gluten until testing is done.

Thanks for looking and responding. Hopefully can get in to see a gastroenterologist soon. Will have to wait for regular dr to come back first. Thanks again! 

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13 hours ago, Looree said:

Hello all!

Lab results came in and of course Dr not available until next week. I did some research but so many sites with so much information, and I am feeling overwhelmed. 

Here are the results:

Immunoglobulin A, Qn, Serum    156NORMAL

t-Transglutaminase (tTG) IgA        6HIGH

Endomysial Antibody IgA              Positive

Thank you in advance for any input and guidance!

 

 

Oh, I hate to say it but you are totally hosed!  :)  You have celiac disease!  Or most likely do have it.  The endoscopy to prove gut damage is the final test.

But don't worry.  The fix / treatment for celiac disease is one of the best medicines around.  You eat a healthier gluten-free diet with less processed food than most people eat.  More meats, veggies, nuts, eggs, etc.  Your body will thank you for eating better.  Eating real food instead of junk food is an improvement for most people.

Wait until all the testing for celiac disease is completed before going gluten-free.  The antibodies start to decline when we stop eating gluten and the tests aren't accurate then.

There is a "Newbie 101" thread in the coping With Celiac" forum section.  It has some good basic info.

https://www.celiac.com/forums/topic/91878-newbie-info-101/

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That EMA test is extremely specific. It's over 99% accurate for Celiac. Given both your positives it's pretty much a definite.

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Thanks everyone for responding! I am glad to have an answer, just waiting on an appointment with the GE now. @GFinDC thank for link to newbie site. Will defintely be on there for guidance. 

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You are quite welcome Looree.  There are a couple other antibody tests they can do.  They are DGP IgG and DGP IgA.  It's good to have all the tests done.  But a positive on any single antibody is enough to have celiac damage occur.  These tests are usually included in the full celiac test panel.

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