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After months of nagging my sister to get tested, she finally agreed and told me yesterday her appointment is for tomorrow. She said when she was talking to the secretary, and told her that one of the things her appt. was for was a celiac test, the secretary said she wasn't sure what that was and she didn't think the dr. would know either.....

Can anyone post exactly what tests are supposed be requisitioned for? What tests does my sister tell the doctor to ask for....

Thanks for any help!

Karen

Karen

positive bloodwork, positive biopsy

Celiac, collagenous colitis, hypothyroidism

endometriosis (at age 20)

spinal stenosis (early 20's)

Biopsy August 2006 confirmed complete villous atrophy despite being gluten-free for years and bloodwork within range showing compliance with diet. Doctor has confirmed diagnosis of Refractory Celiac Sprue.

Endoscopy also showed numerous stomach ulcers, have started taking Losec.

Mother to Eileen 13 yrs

Rhiannon 8 yrs

Daniel & Connor 6 yr twin boys......

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Here is what she needs tested for: :D

-Anti-Gliadin (AGA) IgA

-Anti-Gliadin (AGA) IgG

-Anti-Endomysial (EMA) IgA

-Anti-Tissue Transglutaminase (tTG) IgA

-Total Serum IgA

Kaiti

Positive bloodwork

Gluten-free since January 2004

Arkansas

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Thanks! Kaiti!!! ;)

You so rock!!!!! :rolleyes:

Hope you had a great Easter......

Karen

Karen

positive bloodwork, positive biopsy

Celiac, collagenous colitis, hypothyroidism

endometriosis (at age 20)

spinal stenosis (early 20's)

Biopsy August 2006 confirmed complete villous atrophy despite being gluten-free for years and bloodwork within range showing compliance with diet. Doctor has confirmed diagnosis of Refractory Celiac Sprue.

Endoscopy also showed numerous stomach ulcers, have started taking Losec.

Mother to Eileen 13 yrs

Rhiannon 8 yrs

Daniel & Connor 6 yr twin boys......

"Joyfulness keeps the heart and face young. A good laugh makes us better friends with ourselves and everybody around us."

Orison Swett Marden

Laughter is the shortest distance between two people.

-- Victor Borge

"An optimist laughs to forget. A pessimist forgets to laugh."

Tom Nansbury

"Doctor to patient: I have good news and bad news. The good news is that you are not a hypochondriac."

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Thanks! Kaiti!!! ;)

You so rock!!!!! :rolleyes:

Hope you had a great Easter......

Karen

haha :D

You so rock too Karen B)B)

I had a great Easter I hope you did too....Good luck with your sis :D

Kaiti

Positive bloodwork

Gluten-free since January 2004

Arkansas

Jeremiah 29:11- "For I know the plans that I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for you to prosper and not harm you,plans to give you a hope and future"

"One Nation, Under God"

Feel free to email me anytime....jkbrodbent@yahoo.com

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Just curious, are these family practice type drs, or GI's? I suspect that my dd has celiac, and am awaiting results via enterolab after getting tired of the wait. I want to get myself tested too, but the expense of enterolab isn't an option. Can I just go to my family Dr. and get these tests run, or will he want to ship me off?

Jess

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My GI doc ordered these tests done for me but really any doctor can order them done. A family doctor or GI can give orders for these blood tests.The doctor will give you a lab sheet and you go to the lab to get blood drawn and a few days later you'll have the results.

Kaiti

Positive bloodwork

Gluten-free since January 2004

Arkansas

Jeremiah 29:11- "For I know the plans that I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for you to prosper and not harm you,plans to give you a hope and future"

"One Nation, Under God"

Feel free to email me anytime....jkbrodbent@yahoo.com

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