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Okay, so I posted another topic "Another who needs help with results" or something like that. I received a few very helpful tips from some members. One member asked which lab processed my blood work. In my search to help me understand my blood test results, I didn't even think to go on the the lab's website to see if they had any information. Well....in my search for Quest labs, I cam accross another lab's website. If you paste the following link into your browser: http://www.omlabs.com/?sid=247&fn=Phys...ase%20Panel.pdf and then go to page two, there is an easy to read chart to help you understand your results. I tested IgA deficient, and negative for two other tests, but my doctor did not perform the last two tests. Her response to my results were "there are anti-bodies present, but it was low so it's negative." and couldn't look at me. I don't think she knows exactly what she is talking about, but maybe taking this chart to her will help her understand.

Also, I found Quest lab's website and was able to find lots of information to help me understand the tests that are performed in a celiac panel. Some useful links I found on their website were:

http://www.questdiagnostics.com/hcp/topics....html?gastroent

http://www.questdiagnostics.com/hcp/intgui...cp_ig_main.html (if you go here, you will see a drop down arrow to "Browse by disease" and from there you can go to Celiac Disease.

http://www.questdiagnostics.com/hcp/intgui...stro.pdf#page=I (this link is a pdf of many gastrointestinal disorders. Celiac Disease is on page 7. It's something else to take your your doctor as well)

I hope many of you are able to find the above links useful!!!

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Thanks for posting that! I had a similar situation with my doc, she didn't understand that having an IgA deficiency would skew all the IgA tests. And she didn't run the IgG version, either.

I wish I knew then what I know now! It would've been a lot easier.

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Thanks for posting that! I had a similar situation with my doc, she didn't understand that having an IgA deficiency would skew all the IgA tests. And she didn't run the IgG version, either.

I wish I knew then what I know now! It would've been a lot easier.

Wow, I'm so sorry you had to deal with that. I see you have been gluten free as of November 2007. Is that when they did test you for the IgG? Or did you decide to go gluten free because you knew that gluten was causing your problems?

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