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Hi guys,

Just received my 6 month lab reports. 6 months without gluten, 2 months without dairy and a possible accident a couple of days before blood was drawn for the test. Can you help me figure out if this bad (like I should finally get that endoscopy) or not so bad. My labs have been very high in the past, but they had different ranges and a variety of things tested, so I'm not sure how to compare.

Antigliadin IgA 2 Normal is <4

Antigliadin Abs, IgG 23 Normal is <9

t-Transglutaminase IgA 13 Normal/weak pos. <10

t-Transglutaminase IgG 21 Normal <9

Endomysial Antibody IgA Negative (This has been a high positive in the past)

Immunoglobulin A Qn, Serum 62 Normal is 72-400 (Does this mean I'm IgA deficient?)

My CBC was normal for the first time in years, meaning my iron and ferrtin levels are finally normal.

Thanks - They haven't called yet, just mailed me a copy. I was really hoping the numbers would all be down, but I can't tell if they've gotten closer to normal yet or not. Plus this is more pulled than normal - usually it is just 3 numbers.

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Hello, I'm sorry I can't be of any assistance with these test results. I have a question though: With what type of doctor did you take these tests? On a basic level, can you explain to me what these tests means? Maybe I should take them.

Much love and fortune,

Florence

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Hi Florence,

My doctor is a DO and sometimes orders different tests than a traditional MD would, but I believe this is Lab Corp's standard Celiac Panel. I think every lab has a different version of the Celiac Panel, so if your doctor orders one and your insurance covers them, have your dr. order them from Lab Corp.

I will explain what I know, but I am a little stumped myself on some of these.

The Antigliadin IgA and IgG show antibodies to gluten, meaning you are likely gluten intolerant if you have them but not necessarily celiac. (Provided you're tested before going gluten-free. The numbers should come down after being gluten-free because your body wouldn't product antibodies to something it's not getting/having to fight.) These were both very high last time I was testing, but that was with different ranges, so it's hard to tell for me.

t-Transglutaminase is a very specific and sensitive test for celiac and damage done, so if it's positive, there's a very good chance you have it. These are still high for me after 6 months off gluten, so I don't think that's good. I haven't seen these separated into IgA and IgG before, and I don't know if these have gotten better or worse.

Edomysial is another pretty specific and sensitive test for celiac and damage. I was happy to see this neg, as it was a high pos. before.

Immunglobulin Serum IgA I believe is the total amount of IgA in your sample, so it's testing for IgA defiency. If you are IgA deficient, your IgA Anitbodies would be low too, giving you a false reading.

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