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Rebecca150

Gi Or Family Phys For Blood Tests?

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Yes, a GP can order or take the blood work, but make sure he knows what and how many to test for.

I am sure that someone will post the correct test soon. This place is pretty slow on the weekend. ;)


Lisa

Gluten Free - August 15, 2004

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Thanks Momma Goose! I have a print out from celiac.org about the blood tests needed. I think they listed four. I'll check back to see what others have to chime in about before I call the doc.

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Thanks Momma Goose! I have a print out from celiac.org about the blood tests needed. I think they listed four. I'll check back to see what others have to chime in about before I call the doc.

Hi Rebecca....The main 2 tests are tissue transglutaminase antibody and endomysial antibody. Anti gliadin antibodies are not as specific for celiac disease, and are no longer considered "au courant" with the mediacal world. I still think they have some validity, so those (IgA and IgG) can be added as well. Keep us posted as to your progress.


Iron deficiency without anemia, unexplained weight loss 2/2003

Positive celiac biopsy 4/2003

Autoimmune thyroiditis 8/2005

Gluten Free Since 2003

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Hi Rebecca....The main 2 tests are tissue transglutaminase antibody and endomysial antibody. Anti gliadin antibodies are not as specific for celiac disease, and are no longer considered "au courant" with the mediacal world. I still think they have some validity, so those (IgA and IgG) can be added as well. Keep us posted as to your progress.

Sorry ! I'm tired and my spelling is off.....or I've coined a new hybrid word. Mediacal !! B)


Iron deficiency without anemia, unexplained weight loss 2/2003

Positive celiac biopsy 4/2003

Autoimmune thyroiditis 8/2005

Gluten Free Since 2003

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You want the Celiac PANEL ordered:

http://www.celiacdiseasecenter.columbia.ed...C05-Testing.htm

Serologic panel

Of the commercially available serologic tests that aid in the diagnosis of celiac disease, no one test is ideal. Using multiple serologies increases the diagnostic yield. Therefore, in the United States, screening in patients with possible celiac disease should consist of a panel of the following serologic tests:

Anti-gliadin antibodies (AGA) both IgA and IgG

Anti-endomysial antibodies (EMA) - IgA

Anti-tissue transglutaminase antibodies (tTG) - IgA

Total IgA level.

The reason for the use of the panel to detect celiac disease is several fold. They include selective IgA deficiency (SIgA deficiency), lack of concordance of endomysial antibody and tTG, and the occurrence of seronegative celiac disease.

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My Gi wanted me to have the IgA and ttG

I am sure your family physican can order it.

Karol mom to Billy 18 years old~Down syndrome,hypothyroidism and Celiac Disease

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