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I was looking at my daughters tests which I have had for a few months and saw something that made me curious. Her Immunoglobulin A was under "range". What does that mean? Is that considered IG deficient or just low? Could it give a false negative on the celiac tests?

Immunoglobulin A 56 range 57-300

Immunoglobulin G 1195 range 842-2013

Immunoglobulin M 113 range 23-281

also tested:

IGA Antibody <3 <11 = negative

IGG Antibody 3 <11 = negative

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There are false negatives. You may also want to consider that your child is not celiac but rather gluten intolerant. You can have her get a stool test through enterolabs. Or, you could just put her on a gluten free diet and see if there is a change in her health.

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You might have to ask your doctor about that. I'm not sure what qualifies as "deficient." However, it will only affect the "IgA" based tests.

Also, did your doctor run the tTG and EMA tests? They are the most sensitive/specific for Celiac, not the antigliadin antibody tests.

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He did the EMA and it was negative.

She is trying the diet (1 month so far) and doing better. It doesn't matter if she is celiac or just sensitive if it works. I am just very intrigued by the disease and all that is still not understood about it.

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