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Joanne11

Posative Blood Test, Negative Biopsy

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Is there anyone else who has had a posative bloos test IgG/IgA and negative biopsy? If you read this could you let me know what you did? More tests/Enterolab/gluten free diet

Thanks!


Positive blood work

Negative biopsy

Positive dietary response

Gluten free since March 2007

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A positive blood test is a clear indication of Celiac. A biopsy can be patchy and may not be conclusive.

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Lisa

Gluten Free - August 15, 2004

"Not all who wander are lost" - JRR Tolkien

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You'll get a lot of mixed answers to this question.

Which IgA/IgG's were positive? If they were the antigliadin antibodies - many will say that they are useless. However, since they are used to monitor compliance with the gluten-free diet, knowing the levels prior to going gluten-free is quite important.

Was it recommended that you have endoscopy with biopsy?

I know a lot of people put their trust in Enterolabs - but I just find the cost to be unjustifiable. Trying a gluten free diet didn't cost me much, and when I saw the results, I know I should be eating this way regardless of what the test results were.


Jayhawkmom -

Mom of three....

Jay - 11

Bean - 8

Ian - 3

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You'll get a lot of mixed answers to this question.

Which IgA/IgG's were positive? If they were the antigliadin antibodies - many will say that they are useless. However, since they are used to monitor compliance with the gluten-free diet, knowing the levels prior to going gluten-free is quite important.

Was it recommended that you have endoscopy with biopsy?

I know a lot of people put their trust in Enterolabs - but I just find the cost to be unjustifiable. Trying a gluten free diet didn't cost me much, and when I saw the results, I know I should be eating this way regardless of what the test results were.

Thank you both for your reply;

I had the EGD with the biopsy last year, the results were negative. I did send an email to enterolab with my test results and explained my symptoms and asked what other tests I could do. The women who emailed me back suggested that I did not need anyother tests because the IgG/IgA blood tests were posative and said that I did have a gluten intolerance and should remove it from my diet for the rest of my life. She said that since the blood test I had was posative there was no need to do the stool test because that would most likely come back posative as well. I guess the only other thing to do would be to get the genetic test, but I don't know if it is worth the money, like you said it does not cost anything to go gluten free. I am just not sure I can live without pasta!


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Negative biopsy

Positive dietary response

Gluten free since March 2007

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You don't have to live without pasta!!

There are plenty delicious pastas that are made with rice and/or corn. Tinkyada specifically comes to mind - my children can't tell the difference between that and regular old wheat pasta. =)


Jayhawkmom -

Mom of three....

Jay - 11

Bean - 8

Ian - 3

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