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These are my test results and I am unsure of what they might mean. 

Gliadin 1gG Ab     3 units    Norm is 0-19

Gliadin 1gA Ab   42 units    Norm is 0-19

IGA Quant        235mg         Norm is 68-378

Endomysaial Antibody 1gG TITER Tissue Translutaminase 1gA Ab       1 unit   Norm is 0-3

Thanks for any input.

 

T

 

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17 minutes ago, Suezql said:

These are my test results and I am unsure of what they might mean. 

Gliadin 1gG Ab     3 units    Norm is 0-19

Gliadin 1gA Ab   42 units    Norm is 0-19

IGA Quant        235mg         Norm is 68-378

Endomysaial Antibody 1gG TITER Tissue Translutaminase 1gA Ab       1 unit   Norm is 0-3

Thanks for any input.

 

T

 

Welcome!  At 235, your Immunoglobulin A is normal.  In the case of celiac disease, this test validates the other IgA celiac tests (it is a control test).  The positive gliadin IgA is elevated.  This means you should get referred to a Gastroenterologist for an endoscopy to obtain small intestinal biopsies.  You do not need all the celiac blood tests to be positive.  In fact, I just had only the elevated gliadin IGA and my biopsies revealed some moderate to severe patches of damaged villi.  

Keep eating gluten until you see the Gastroenterologist.  In the meantime, keep researching celiac disease and ask questions!  

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It looks like you were tested with the old anti-gliadin antibodies, which unfortunately are not good tests for Celiac Disease.  These old tests show that at some point gliadin has gotten into your system and an antibody has formed against it.  It may be a sign that you had "leaky gut".  These kinds of antibodies can come and go and overall are not very helpful in establishing a diagnosis.

But there are some other blood tests that still might be useful:  the tissue transglutaminase (tTG-IgA) and the newer gliadin test:  deamidated gliadin peptide antibodies (DGP IgA and DGP IgG).      

Some doctors will proceed with a biopsy if you have symptoms and negative celiac blood tests, because even in Celiac Disease blood tests are negative about 10% of the time.  There are some screening checklists here:  http://www.glutenfreeindy.com/screening-checklists.html

If you have all the right tests and they are negative, you could still have non-celiac gluten sensitivity or other types of food sensitivity.  At that point you could do an elimination diet to determine what is causing symptoms.

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While not the best (less specific), AGA antibodies still have some value.  For the most part, most labs are now just running the newer DGP tests in the U.S. Some posters reside in countries that may not have the most current tests.  I assume the DGP was run, but I could be wrong.  Maybe the OP can clarify.

Here is a study to back my claim:

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5553580/

This is probably dear to my heart as I test oddly.  

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5 hours ago, cyclinglady said:

Welcome!  At 235, your Immunoglobulin A is normal.  In the case of celiac disease, this test validates the other IgA celiac tests (it is a control test).  The positive gliadin IgA is elevated.  This means you should get referred to a Gastroenterologist for an endoscopy to obtain small intestinal biopsies.  You do not need all the celiac blood tests to be positive.  In fact, I just had only the elevated gliadin IGA and my biopsies revealed some moderate to severe patches of damaged villi.  

Keep eating gluten until you see the Gastroenterologist.  In the meantime, keep researching celiac disease and ask questions!  

Thank you so much. This has been very helpful. I will pursue with PC. Appreciate your insights.

 

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