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what is a celiac panel?

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cat

Hi cat, and welcome :)

The Celiac Panel consists of these blood tests-

Anti-Gliadin (AGA) IgA

Anti-Gliadin (AGA) IgG

Anti-Endomysial (EMA) IgA

Anti-Tissue Transglutaminase (tTG) IgA

Total Serum IgA

You would need to be still consuming gluten on a regular basis prior to the testing to avoid skewing the results. It's also important that the doctor/lab run all of the tests--not just one or two.


Patti

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So doing the following has nothing to do with celiac, right?? The doc says she was testing me for celiac, but I am guessing she forgot to check something off the lab requisition?? :blink:

- CBC and diff

- reticulocyte count

- a "blood film to pathologist"

- ferritin (doc is redoing, I am low)

Cat

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Well, apparently your doctor is testing you for everything BUT celiac disease. In other words, your doctor is lying if she claims she is testing you for celiac disease.


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lol... that's a hilarious set of tests to run if you're trying to test for celiac disease - in that they don't test for celiac disease at all!


Tiffany aka "Have I Mentioned Chocolate Lately?"

Inconclusive Blood Tests, Positive Dietary Results, No Endoscopy

G.F. - September 2003; C.F. - July 2004

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So doing the following has nothing to do with celiac, right?? The doc says she was testing me for celiac, but I am guessing she forgot to check something off the lab requisition?? :blink:

- CBC and diff

- reticulocyte count

- a "blood film to pathologist"

- ferritin (doc is redoing, I am low)

Is that supossed to be reticulin??? :unsure:

If it is....then it would be a test for Celiac...if it were an anti-reticulin antibody test.

The best tests would be the ones listed previously in the Celiac Panel.


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