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Breila

Are These All The Right Tests, And Do I Trust The Results?

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I got my copy of my blood work that was done. I will say that I would never have considered getting the tests if my son were not diagnosed, and I have few GI problems, so I did the test more to rule out celiac than confirm. But after hanging out here for awhile, I'm all paranoid that I didn't get the right tests, or shouldn't necessarily trust these results, yk?

The tests were performed by Spectrum Laboratory Network. These are the results:

Tissue Transglutaminase Ab Result: <3 Indication: Negative

Gliadin Peptide Ab, IgG: result: <3 Indication: Negative

Gliadin Peptide Ab IgA: Result: <3 Indication: negative

Reticulin Anitbody, IgA: Result: <1:10

Input? Right tests, yes or no? Lab ok?

Thanks for any input!


Blessings,

Amy, mama to 3 awesome boys!

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Amy,

These are the tests that are recommended.

Anti-gliadin antibodies (AGA) both IgA and IgG

Anti-endomysial antibodies (EMA) - IgA

Anti-tissue transglutaminase antibodies (tTG) - IgA

Total IgA level.

The blood panel can rule Celiac IN, but it cannot rule it OUT. There is a level of inaccuracy in the blood test as well as the endoscopy/biopsy.

If your son is diagnosed, it's a fair bet that you have Celiac or at least a gluten intolerance. A positive dietary response will be a good indicator.

Did they supply you with your testing ranges?


Lisa

Gluten Free - August 15, 2004

"Not all who wander are lost" - JRR Tolkien

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So I'm missing the EMA then? How important is that?

Testing ranges, yes.

For the tTG:

<5 - negative

5-8 - equivocal

>8 - positive

Mine was <3

For the IgG and IgA:

<11 - negative

11-17 - equivocal

>17 - positive

Mine were <3 and 5, respectively

No range for the Reticulen Antibody test


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Amy, mama to 3 awesome boys!

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Adding, it appears I'm missing the total IgA as well. What would you rec. as my next step? Back to the Dr. to request missing tests? On to a GI (that was what the Dr. rec. IF I feel like I need to take it further).

I'll be honest, I have no severe GI symptoms, nothing that interferes in my daily life, yk? But I do have issues that *could* be related to gluten, or IMO, they could just be normal side effects of life and the food I eat. I don't want to be celiac, obviously, who does? But I do want to know, does that make sense?

I would be more inclined to think that my husband is the genetic carrier of celiac in this family, his family has a long history of GI problems, his sister and mother have been diagnosed IBS, and his father has a diagnosed wheat allergy, and I think he does too, I just think that his issues are normal for him and therefore he doesn't see a problem, does that make sense?


Blessings,

Amy, mama to 3 awesome boys!

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