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ADevoto

Underweight But No Malnutrition

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My 12 year old son got his test results back as follows:

Antigliadin IGA = 128 - <10 is normal

Antitissue IgA = 70 - <10 is normal

Fecal Fat score = <300 - <300 is normal.

So, they recommended a gluten free diet which I can understand. But what I don't get is why his fecal fat score is normal. He is in the 5% in weight. I would think that he would have some type of malabsorbion problem. Does anyone have any thoughts on this?

Thanks

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They didn't specify how much under 300 it was. They used to. Mine was 280 and it was quite apparent by a simple visual inspection that my food was not digesting. I think I just had a good day the day I sent it in.

I also was having trouble keeping weight on and kept losing no matter how much I ate.

I'd bet his score is closer to the 300 rather than much lower.

Like any test, it's not perfect.

Also, it says he does not have malabsorption, it was not a test of malnutrition. He's absorbing enough of what he's eating to get the nutrition he needs, but it doesn't mean that he's getting all he needs. You would need a blood test for that.


gluten-free 12/05

diagnosed with Lyme Disease 12/06

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