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Short And Sweet Question About Ana Panel

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In short, I had blood testing done and only AGA IgA Gliadin showed up slightly elevated (29). Doc sent me to gastro and I had a biopsy.

Three days later I get a call from the lab (most likely the same one that does the blood and biopsies??) Anyways, they stated that they needed me to get the ANA panel testing done.

Why do you think this was asked for soooo late after having ordered the blood test but quickly after the biopsy? Do you think they found something or just realized that it hadn't been done and would be more complete with it?

Is the ANA panel a typical requirement for testing of Celiac?

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It is not a typical way of testing, but ANA are Anti-Nucleic Antibodies. They are produced in Celiac Disease. They are what I have been told what does the damage to the small bowel. Thats about all I can say about it though. Mine were elevated at diagnosis.

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I had an elevated ANA more than a year after Celiac diagnosis. It's a marker for Lupus and I spent 18 months seeing a rheumatologist every 6 months and having lots of blood drawn for further testing. Nothing ever showed up w/ the blood work and my visits w/ the rheumatologist were really interesting, but thankfully, never progressed to anything resembling Lupus.

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In short, I had blood testing done and only AGA IgA Gliadin showed up slightly elevated (29). Doc sent me to gastro and I had a biopsy.

Three days later I get a call from the lab (most likely the same one that does the blood and biopsies??) Anyways, they stated that they needed me to get the ANA panel testing done.

Why do you think this was asked for soooo late after having ordered the blood test but quickly after the biopsy? Do you think they found something or just realized that it hadn't been done and would be more complete with it?

Is the ANA panel a typical requirement for testing of Celiac?

ANA testing is a test for general inflammation in the body. It can mean any number of things which may cause inflammation. Not a specific test at all. I have a very high ANA, along with 4 autoimmune diseases, so it would be expected. I am doing well and don't worry about it.

It would be highly recommended for the doctor to do a FULL Celiac panel on you as your original test, the AGA IgA, is showing you are make antibodies to gluten.

That's clue number 1 you may have Celiac Disease.

I think I may have a heart attack if the mainstream medical community ever gets their act together and standardizes Celiac testing! ;)

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