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What Do My Lab Results Mean

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Background:

2 year old son was diagnosed in August with Celiac. Has been on the diet since and is doing great.

We were sure wife had Celiac, she was tested and biopsied and came back negative. However, her mother and grandmother both biopsied positive for Celiac.

Needless to say, I was convinced I was fine and the Celiac must have come from my wife's side. However, at the urging of my wife and all the talk that all family members should be tested, I had the blood work done.

Well....

Just got my bloodwork faxed to me:

IGA 2.36 (Normal is less than 5)

IGG 11.78 (slightly high since normal is less than 10)

Tissue Trans. IGA 49.74 (HIGH!!)

Anyone have any thoughts on the numbers above?

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If these are from a doctor's office, then you have celiac. Your ttg test is specific for the celiac antibody - anything higher than 10 is considered positive for celiac. Although, your doc should be talking to you about these results. You'll need the endoscopy next to determine the extent of the condition/villi flattening.

Background:

2 year old son was diagnosed in August with Celiac. Has been on the diet since and is doing great.

We were sure wife had Celiac, she was tested and biopsied and came back negative. However, her mother and grandmother both biopsied positive for Celiac.

Needless to say, I was convinced I was fine and the Celiac must have come from my wife's side. However, at the urging of my wife and all the talk that all family members should be tested, I had the blood work done.

Well....

Just got my bloodwork faxed to me:

IGA 2.36 (Normal is less than 5)

IGG 11.78 (slightly high since normal is less than 10)

Tissue Trans. IGA 49.74 (HIGH!!)

Anyone have any thoughts on the numbers above?

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I would say that without a doubt you have Celiac with all results coming back high. The tTG is the most specific for Celiac.

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