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Monitoring celiac test by IMAWARE, please help reading it.

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Hello, when it comes to reading blood test results while being on a gluten free diet I'm still in diapers. My first blood test was on December 18, 2020. Now, just out of curiosity I bought a monitoring celiac disease home test kit by Imaware, the test was done on March 5, 2021. I wanted to make sure that I was on a strict gluten free diet, I just got the result back. Please see both pictures of reports, Please help me understand the result, between the TTG numbers and the DGP numbers, do they look good? What should be optimal numbers for each of them when on a strict gluten free diet?

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The optimal numbers depend on the manufacturer of the test because the units in which they’re reported are not standardized.  Optimal results are whatever gives a result described qualitatively as negative. You are still positive for DGP IgA and IgG, but due to different test manufacturers, it is impossible to tell if your numbers are going down or not.  

If you do the Imaware test again, you should be able to compare that result with the current Imaware result.

Please don’t be discouraged.  You haven’t been gluten free for very long, and getting numbers down can be a slow process for some people.

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You might be lactose intolerant because when celiac disease destroys the villi in your intestine, the tips of the villi are what deal with the lactose.  If those tips are gone, you'll have lactose intolerance.  After a long enough period of being gluten free, the villi tips will regenerate and the lactose intolerance can disappear.  However, you might ALSO have casein sensitivity, and that could cause ongoing symptoms.  It might be worth it to get a casein sensitivity test so you'll know whether that's the case.  As Scott mentioned above, casein can stimulate antibodies too because the casein protein can be mistaken for the gluten protein as they are somewhat similar.



Enterolab 1/2006 - IgA & tTg Positive

DQ2-0201 (celiac) + DQ1-0604 (gluten)

Casein IgA positive

Mom has 2 celiac genes, both kids have a celiac gene.

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