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Twenty4isours

My Results - Please Help

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Hello,

I just picked up my results and here they are:

TTG IgA AB < 3 U/ml

<5 U/ML Negative

tTG IgG Ab < 3 U/ml

<7 U/mL Negative

Gliadin Antibody, IgA < 3 U/ml

<11 U/ML Negative

Gliadin Antibody, IgG 9

<11 U/Ml Negative

I was gluten free for a month prior to the test.

I've now been gluten free for almost 2 months and the difference is drastic. My gas is gone, my energy levels improved, I could remember things, going to the bathroom more and my depression disappeared.

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I agree, I felt like a "brain fog" lifted and it was crazy. I just dont have an immediate reaction to gluten (or so I thought) and the depression that hit for the 2-3 days post eating it (accidentally) was extremly brutal. I wasnt sure if that was even possible but aparently it is.

My energy is great w/o gluten, mental clarity and overall mood. I dont get "sick" but apparently my "reaction" is much worse than i thought.

Also, i do believe that the longer I am gluten free (about 5 months now) the heavier the reaction if I am glutened.

Scary.

Hello,

I just picked up my results and here they are:

TTG IgA AB < 3

tTG IgG Ab < 3

Gliadin Antibody, IgA < 3

Gliadin Antibody, IgG 9

I was gluten free for a month prior to the test.

I've now been gluten free for almost 2 months and the difference is drastic. My gas is gone, my energy levels improved, I could remember things, going to the bathroom more and my depression disappeared.

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Hi there,

Do you have the full results? Most blood tests come with a range, for example < 4 is negative, and > 4 is positive. We need the ranges to say whether the results are negative or positive.

Did they do a total IgA count as well - that's to check if you have low IgA which would cause a potential "false negative" blood test.

Blood tests can be inconclusive - a positive result will confirm the diagnosis for sure, but a negative result doesn't rule out celiac disease. Lots of people including me have negative tests and biopsy, but diet proved that gluten is a problem, and so are strictly gluten-free anyway.


Feb 2010 - Start of continuous GIT problems and panic attacks

July 2010 - Blood and biopsy -ve, went gluten free after testing which completely relieved symptoms

July 2011 - 1 year gluten free, food intolerances (Chicken, eggs, olives, goat milk) gone!

2012 - Soy no longer a problem

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Gluten intolerant

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I had edited the test results.

Everything came back negative. I will be getting a biopsy done now that I have medical coverage. I'd like to see if I have any damage done to my villi. My feelings suggest I do have some sort of a malabsorption because of the white spots on my fingernails but I'm not really sure.

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Hello,

I just picked up my results and here they are:

TTG IgA AB < 3 U/ml

<5 U/ML Negative

tTG IgG Ab < 3 U/ml

<7 U/mL Negative

Gliadin Antibody, IgA < 3 U/ml

<11 U/ML Negative

Gliadin Antibody, IgG 9

<11 U/Ml Negative

I was gluten free for a month prior to the test.

I've now been gluten free for almost 2 months and the difference is drastic. My gas is gone, my energy levels improved, I could remember things, going to the bathroom more and my depression disappeared.

Sorry to say, but your blood test was worse than useless, as it may lead you or your doctor to say that you don't have celiac. You will never know for sure unless you go back on wheat for several months, eating 3+ slices of bread a day. Even then, blood tests are amazingly inaccurate: The celiac blood test is notorious for "false negatives" whereas a positive result is almost never wrong.

If you feel better off gluten, take that as your diagnosis. Or go back on gluten (called a "gluten challenge") and get the tests if you need to prove it to yourself, your family or your employer. But most who have a good result of the diet like you find that going back on gluten is much too painful. Best of luck to you.


Diagnosed by biopsy 2/12/07. Negative blood tests. Gluten-free (except for accidents) since 2/15/07. DQ2.5 (HLA DQA1*05:DQB1*0201)

Son, age 18, previously delayed growth 3rd percentile weight, 25th percentile height (5'3" at age 15). Negative blood work. Endoscopy declined. Enterolab positive 3/12/08. Gene results: HLA-DQB1 Molecular analysis, Allele 1 0201 HLA-DQB1 Molecular analysis, Allele 2 0503 Serologic equivalent: HLA-DQ 2,1(Subtype 2,5) Went gluten-free, casein-free 3/15/08. Now 6'2" (Over six feet!) and doing great.

"Great difficulties may be surmounted by patience and perseverance." Abigail Adams (1744-1818) 2nd First Lady of the United States

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Sorry to say, but your blood test was worse than useless, as it may lead you or your doctor to say that you don't have celiac. You will never know for sure unless you go back on wheat for several months, eating 3+ slices of bread a day. Even then, blood tests are amazingly inaccurate: The celiac blood test is notorious for "false negatives" whereas a positive result is almost never wrong.

If you feel better off gluten, take that as your diagnosis. Or go back on gluten (called a "gluten challenge") and get the tests if you need to prove it to yourself, your family or your employer. But most who have a good result of the diet like you find that going back on gluten is much too painful. Best of luck to you.

Well thanks for the information. Last night I decided to eat a piece of rye bread to see what would happen to me since it's been a while. Well, about 15 minutes after eating it I was depressed and had to go lay down. I fell asleep at 8 pm (suprised I fell asleep so fast with ravaging stomach pains) and woke up at 8am this morning and felt like I was hit by a train. My whole body was sore and my stomach was rumbling and making a squeaking sound I've never heard before. My depression faded earlier this afternoon but my body is still sore. This most definitely sealed the deal but I want to get a biopsy done to see how much damage has been done to my stomach. I remember feeling spaced out, depressed, and lethargic ever since early 2nd grade (im now 21). I'm a totally different person now with a total different view on life!

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