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My TTG Antibody was <3 (reference range 5U/ml)

IGA, Serum 79 L (reference range 81-463 mg/dl)

IGG <3 (reference range <7 U/ml)

THe out of range one is the IGA serum but I feel confused. Does that result matter? Seems like I can't get any info in the web about the specific area. Does anyone know what that test means?

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My TTG Antibody was <3 (reference range 5U/ml)

IGA, Serum 79 L (reference range 81-463 mg/dl)

IGG <3 (reference range <7 U/ml)

THe out of range one is the IGA serum but I feel confused. Does that result matter? Seems like I can't get any info in the web about the specific area. Does anyone know what that test means?

Thank you-

Anyone? The advice would be appreciated. My doctor just said go see a GI but my insurance and copays are screaming right now. I would rather start the diet than pay $100 to be told to start it.

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I would rather start the diet than pay $100 to be told to start it.

Then there is no reason not to. It will give you the best answer anyway. You don't need a doctors permission to be gluten free. If after a couple of months following the diet strictly you are still wondering if it is an issue a short (till you react) gluten challenge will tell you all you need to know. Do bear in mind that many of us have an issue with dairy also, that may resolve. It is best to eliminate dairy for a bit also. I hope you feel better soon. Ask any questions you need to and read, read, read.

I am not positive but I think the low serum IGA would mean that the other test results would be negative no matter whether you are celiac or not. In other words, since the IGA is deficient it will make the other tests a false negative. If I am wrong hopefully someone will correct me.

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Then there is no reason not to. It will give you the best answer anyway. You don't need a doctors permission to be gluten free. If after a couple of months following the diet strictly you are still wondering if it is an issue a short (till you react) gluten challenge will tell you all you need to know. Do bear in mind that many of us have an issue with dairy also, that may resolve. It is best to eliminate dairy for a bit also. I hope you feel better soon. Ask any questions you need to and read, read, read.

I am not positive but I think the low serum IGA would mean that the other test results would be negative no matter whether you are celiac or not. In other words, since the IGA is deficient it will make the other tests a false negative. If I am wrong hopefully someone will correct me.

Thank you, I truly appreciate the help. Do you know if certain factors affect the results? I had a stomach virus that week where both my daughter and I had diarrhea. Mine was just twice as much. Would a virus affect the results?

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As far as I know a virus wouldn't affect the results, at least I don't think so. But a low total IgA means you don't make a lot of IgA antibodies in the first place so the TTG test is kinda useless in your case like Ravenwood said. That said, negative blood tests are quite common with celiac so it doesn't mean you can't have it. If you want to have an official diagnosis you should see a GI doctor to have a biopsy of your small intestine. If you don't need an official diagnosis there's nothing stopping you from trying the diet.

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