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Do I Have The Highest Antibody Level On This Forum?

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Hello,

My level for all three Antibody tests where each over 100. The range was like 3 -9. Does anyone else have OR HAD an antibody level this high before? I read a few people had 14 or 28 but 100, that's pretty bad don't you think? Also, does anyone know what that means? Does the higher the number mean the worse the condition? Thanks, justine

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I had one level that was close or over 200, and my other levels were sky high, too (I was diagnosed 3 years ago, so the exact numbers are hazy). However, I've heard that even if your numbers are very high that that doesn't mean the damage is worse. Whether that is true or not, I'm not sure. I'd love to hear what others think about the correlation between damage and testing results. I only had an endoscopy after I continued to have problems 2 years later, so I don't have a scope test result to compare with my blood test results.

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Hello,

My level for all three Antibody tests where each over 100. The range was like 3 -9. Does anyone else have OR HAD an antibody level this high before? I read a few people had 14 or 28 but 100, that's pretty bad don't you think? Also, does anyone know what that means? Does the higher the number mean the worse the condition? Thanks, justine

When my daughter was diagnosed in May, she tested at just under 100.

When she was retested after 3 months gluten-free, she was at 7.6.

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My levels at diagnosis were at 98. Biopsy was stage 3A of the disease which is destructive but not flattened villi.

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If it goes by that number to see how damaged you are, I must have been wayyyyy over 100. I didnt have a blood test at the time I was diagnosed, I had the biopsy. I had complete villi atrophy. I had none, not even a little bit. I imagine my number must have been sky high, now I just had a blood test about a month and a half ago and I am at a 4, and very happy with it!!

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My daughter's was 124, she was 3 years old at the time. 6 months later, we had it down to a 4....I was pretty happy about our progress! I don't know what stage villous atrophy she had though, our GI just said she had flattened villi. I didn't know there were different stages at the time or I would have asked. She was one sick little puppy.

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Hello,

My level for all three Antibody tests where each over 100. The range was like 3 -9. Does anyone else have OR HAD an antibody level this high before? I read a few people had 14 or 28 but 100, that's pretty bad don't you think? Also, does anyone know what that means? Does the higher the number mean the worse the condition? Thanks, justine

Here is my bloodwork from my diagnosis in '05, including the lab ranges. I had total villous atrophy and was near death.

TISSUE TRANSGLUTAMINASE, IGA (UNITS)

8/16/05 - 189.05

Lab ranges

Less than 20 units ..... NEGATIVE

20 - 30 units .......... Weak Positive

Greater than 30 units .. Moderate to Strong Positive

Different labs have different ranges. When you see someone referencing a lower number as being a positive result, it could simply be because the lab uses a different scale of measurement.

I will also mention that my son was diagnosed at about the same time as I was, and his TTG was nearly as high as mine was. Yet he had no outward symptoms.

Don't get bogged down in the number. Your antibodiy levels can go down rather quickly once you beging the gluten-free diet.

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Wow those numbers seem huge. I was diagnosed before my mother was last week, and her numbers were totally different. So when I asked the doc about my levels, she said she only tested me on one test (the tissue one), not the other IGA levels, where my mother was tested for all three.

I don' think the numbers have much to do with it, because it is just the inflammatory reaction levels. I think they come down once you maintain a gluten free environment. As someone said to me, there is neither 'good or bad' celiacs. You either have it, or not. But hey, I'm in Australia so it might all be 'upside down-under' here!!

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My son's was 222 at age 10. A year later it was under 20, where it is supposed to be.

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Ty's test result was for Anti-endomysial antibodies "screened at a titre of 1:2.5" and he had 1:160. I don't know the result for the IgA.

I do have the results for everyone else's IgA, but our Anti-endomysial antibodies just said "negative". I think they said because Ty's Anti-endomysial antibodies (sorry, I don't know the abbreviation for that) were that high that they didn't bother to firgure results for IgA. I don't know why or anything about that. After the biopsy we were told he had areas with normal villi and other areas with severely blunted villi.

He has never had follow-up blood work done. He's been gluten free for 2 years and he has his next follow-up appointment with the GI probably in March (about 2.5 years gluten-free).

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Hello,

My level for all three Antibody tests where each over 100. The range was like 3 -9. Does anyone else have OR HAD an antibody level this high before? I read a few people had 14 or 28 but 100, that's pretty bad don't you think? Also, does anyone know what that means? Does the higher the number mean the worse the condition? Thanks, justine

Hello, My levels were also over 100, too numerous to count. The higher the number does indicate that the disease is full blown.

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Wow, my intial levels were IgM 166 and ttg-IgA about 150 with IgA 25 (i think) and that was about 4 months ago. I just had my levels checked week or so ago and they were higher! IgA was 173 and tTG-IgA 217..... Did anyone have this same problem immediately after going g.f.? Maybe I'm too ocd and having my levels checked so soon after diagnosis was kind of moot? Any thoughts?

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