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RachaelJ

Can Someone Explain Lab Results To Me?

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A little history, dd was having knee/joint pains, terrible behavior and was sleepy all of the time. I had some bloodwork done back in May '07 and was told she had Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis. I wasn't convinced that was the problem and had more tests run last month.

I was told her celiac test came back high and ferratin was low. Doc said to give her a multivitamin and she'd be fine. She has been gluten-free as of 9/7 and her behavior has made a complete turn around and NO complaints of joint pain:) I don't know if she has celiac or just an intolerence to wheat/gluten.

Here are scans of the labs:

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Thanks,

Rachael

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Sorry, none of the links lead to any of the scans of the lab work. Why don't you just post the values (including the normal range)?

Whether it is celiac or an intolerance makes no difference at all, you would have mostly the same symptoms, and the treatment is the same, too (the gluten-free diet).

I get joint pains from things other than gluten as well. The worst offenders are often nightshade vegetables, which are potatoes, tomatoes, peppers and eggplant. It could also be things like dairy, eggs, legumes or grains other than gluten ones (like rice and corn).

I would first eliminate dairy. If after a couple of weeks the joint pains aren't better, get rid of nightshades, and after that go for other grains and then legumes.

If the pains go away, try one of those foods for a day each, at least a week apart. When the pain returns after one of those, you've got your culprit (you may find that more than one will be a problem, it is possible, I've certainly proved that <_< ).

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Okay, I red the labs and of interest are on nr 4 the low ferritin of 9,

and on nr 5 the gliadin IgG of 78, reference range 0-19.

Gliadin IgA was 2, same range.

Was total IgA done?

I can see no other celiac tests, like teh tissue transglutaminase IgA or IgG of same, or hte endomysial antibodies, both of which are very specific.

On nr 6 there are some things low and some are high, but thes eare not specific for celiac, they are just hematology (size and shape of the different blood cells)

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I just edited my post, I had a typo. She isn't having any more joint pain being on a gluten-free diet!!

Sorry, none of the links lead to any of the scans of the lab work. Why don't you just post the values (including the normal range)?

Whether it is celiac or an intolerance makes no difference at all, you would have mostly the same symptoms, and the treatment is the same, too (the gluten-free diet).

I get joint pains from things other than gluten as well. The worst offenders are often nightshade vegetables, which are potatoes, tomatoes, peppers and eggplant. It could also be things like dairy, eggs, legumes or grains other than gluten ones (like rice and corn).

I would first eliminate dairy. If after a couple of weeks the joint pains aren't better, get rid of nightshades, and after that go for other grains and then legumes.

If the pains go away, try one of those foods for a day each, at least a week apart. When the pain returns after one of those, you've got your culprit (you may find that more than one will be a problem, it is possible, I've certainly proved that <_< ).

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I asked for the lab reports and this is what I got copies of. So, on nr 5, do the levels indicate anything one way or another?? I am guessing she can't be tested for celiac again right now because she's been gluten-free for 2 weeks?

O.K., nr 6 is just the blood cells, do you know what the ones are that are high and low and what they'd mean?

I just don't know what to do.

Rachael

Okay, I red the labs and of interest are on nr 4 the low ferritin of 9,

and on nr 5 the gliadin IgG of 78, reference range 0-19.

Gliadin IgA was 2, same range.

Was total IgA done?

I can see no other celiac tests, like teh tissue transglutaminase IgA or IgG of same, or hte endomysial antibodies, both of which are very specific.

On nr 6 there are some things low and some are high, but thes eare not specific for celiac, they are just hematology (size and shape of the different blood cells)

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