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jshelton999

Do These Test Results Indicate Celiac?

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I had an endoscopy on May 12 and the G.I. doc said everything looked normal although for various reasons I have no confidence in him. I started a gluten-free diet on May 13th and improved dramatically in a couple of days. I have been mostly gluten-free since then with a couple of episodes of purposely indulging in gluten to see if I would get a reaction (and I did!). Anyway, I got the Celiac panel results from blood drawn 3 wks after starting the gluten-free diet. Still waiting to see a Celiac specialist for interpretation... Do these results indicate Celiac? Especially after being gluten-free for 3 weeks before the test.

Iga serum 140 mg/dl

TTG Antibody, IgA: 6

HLA DQ2: Positive

HLA DQ8: Negative

I also just submitted a stool sample to Enterolab and hopefully that'll help determine if I truly have a gluten-related disorder.

BTW - You can check my other posts for my medical history with thyroid and pituitary disorder which I assume are related.

Thanks you so much for your help! I'm so anxious to get to the bottom of this 15yr+ mystery...

Jim

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Do you know the reference ranges for the tests done? Different labs have different normal values.

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Do you know the reference ranges for the tests done? Different labs have different normal values.

No. It's odd because I have the lab sheet which shows ranges for other tests but not for these. I've seen on some threads here that some docs consider my ttg ab iga of 6 as positive. I would expect that result would have been higher if I hadn't been gluten-free for 3 weeks at the time of the test.

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