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Got My Blood Test Results

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Thanks so much to those who answered my previous post about lab time. I ended up being e-mailed a copy of my results late Friday evening. Haven't heard anything from the doctor yet. My results were mostly negative, except for an elevated Gliandin IGA. The first number is my result and the second is the normal.

RETICULIN IGA, TITER, SER, QN, IF <1:10 <1:10-

Test Performed by Quest, Chantilly,

RETICULIN IGG, TITER, SER, QN, IF <1:10 <1:10-

TISSUE TRANSGLUTAMINASE IGA, TITER <3 <5- u/ml

Reference range:

<5 U/mL Negative

5-8 U/mL Equivocal

>8 U/mL Positive

IGA 271 81-463 mg/dL

GLIADIN IGA, EIA 18 <11- u/ml H

Reference Range:

<11 U/mL Negative

11-17 U/mL Equivocal

>17 U/mL Positive

GLIADIN IGG, EIA 3 <11- u/ml

Reference Range:

<11 U/mL Negative

11-17 U/mL Equivocal

>17 U/mL Positive

Some info I have found online seems to indicate possibly this means maybe I am sensitive to the gluten, but not Celiac. I would love any input about my results and what I might expect the doctor to do.


Christine

gluten-free since April 2008

Dairy Free June 2008

Blood tests normal except elevated anigliadin IgA

Endoscope negative

Fecal Antigliadin IgA 45 (Normal Range <10 Units)

Fecal Antitissue Transglutaminase IgA 84 Units (Normal Range <10 Units)

Quantitative Microscopic Fecal Fat Score 283 Units (Normal Range <300 Units)

Fecal anti-casein (cow's milk) IgA antibody 26 Units (Normal Range <10 Units)

Serologic equivalent: HLA-DQ 2,3 (Subtype 2,7)

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Blood tests can give false negatives. I do not know what your dr. will want to do. You could insist on a biopsy,but that may show nothing. Or you could go glutten free and see if that helps. I would try the diet after the biopsy if you decide to do that. I knew withing the first few days that gluten was definately problem. I went through a readjustment and withdrawal(though I had no cravings). Good luck


gluten . . . Kiss my grits!

pork and beef free- 1994

wheat free or wheat light- 2003

gluten free- January 2008

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My results were the same elevated Gliadin IGA and I am not getting anywhere with my Dr. who told me I may have a mild case of it and the only thing I can do is stay away from gluten. Getting sick for 3 days after eating something I shouldnt is enough for me to quit the gluten but would also love to know if it is celiacs or not. I meet with him on 4-9 I would love to hear what your Dr. does too. (Besides what exactly is a mild case, I guess partly its because I figured it out and not him). Please follow up here and let me know and I will too.

Thanks

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My primary doc called today and admitted he knew nothing about it. My results were enough at least to convince him to give me the GI referral.

fedora, thanks for the advice. I did a small (week and a half) gluten free trial and felt so much better I knew I had to follow up with the doc. I am still eating the gluten now, but can't wait to be able to give it up.

Bailey4, My appointment is on the 17th. I would love to compare notes with you after we both have our visits.


Christine

gluten-free since April 2008

Dairy Free June 2008

Blood tests normal except elevated anigliadin IgA

Endoscope negative

Fecal Antigliadin IgA 45 (Normal Range <10 Units)

Fecal Antitissue Transglutaminase IgA 84 Units (Normal Range <10 Units)

Quantitative Microscopic Fecal Fat Score 283 Units (Normal Range <300 Units)

Fecal anti-casein (cow's milk) IgA antibody 26 Units (Normal Range <10 Units)

Serologic equivalent: HLA-DQ 2,3 (Subtype 2,7)

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