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Got Test Results Today- Could Use Some Help

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Hello! I'm a newbie. I went to my allergist and asked him to do the blood test. I recieved these results today. He asked me to see my gp to proceed.

Endomysial AB IgA Positive

Gliadin Abs, IgA 117.0 (reference 0-10)

Gliadin Abs, IgG 156 (reference 0-10)

So those are all positive. From what I've gathered if both the IgA and the IgG are then it's highly probable?

Thanks for any info!

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Welcome to the board. With those results there is no doubt you are celiac. The EMA is very specific test for celiac. If you have any questions about anything do not hesititate to ask.

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Virtually certain.

They will want to do a biopsy on you now for a "gold standard" dx. However, even if the biopsy is negative and you dont get an official dx, many in here can tell you that they had a dramatic POS response to the diet in spite of a NEG biopsy.

Some Doctors would dx Celiac with your labs plus a POS response to the diet without biopsy.

I assume you had symptoms. You will start to heal as soon as you go gluten-free. For some relief is nearly immediate. For others it does take time, but healing does happen. :)

You will want to keep eating gluten until you are all done with testing/biopsy. But as soon as the biopsy is complete start gluten-free diet. And get well.

Come in here when you are ready to start the gluten-free diet. We are here to help!

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Welcome to the board. With those results there is no doubt you are celiac. The EMA is very specific test for celiac. If you have any questions about anything do not hesititate to ask.

paula

What's EMA?

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That is this one:

Endomysial AB IgA Positive

Very specific to Celiac.

You can also ask for a genetic test.

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Gotcha, Thanks! All the abbreviations have confused me when trying to figure out which one i had. Are there different degrees based upon how high about the reference your numbers are. I'm just curious if it indicates how strong reaction is... I know it's not an allergy, I'm just not sure if there are different degrees of "celiac-ness". Does that make sense?

I've also suggested my sister get tested and am taking my daughters on Monday. Is it pretty typical that it runs in families?

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Yes. It is a GENETIC disease. Once you are Dx (which you are) then all of your immediate family should be tested (parents, siblings and children).

There is not necessarily any direct level of damage based on severity of the lab report.

The good news is that now that you know, you can go gluten-free (after all tests are done) and get well.

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Thanks so much for your help. I was so unsure about what I was reading. I appreciate your help. I look forward to getting the benefit of everyone's knowledge in this great forum!

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