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Iga Confusion

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Hi, new to the forums and looking for some direction before a "routine follow up appt to discuss my results on April 14". I started going to a new doctor that decided to investigate symptoms that I've had most of my life and she ordered a CBC w/ diff, complete GI panel, and IgG food sensitivity test.

Among other odd things, my Total Intestinal SIgA (stool) was <1 mg/dL. I thought this was suggestive of a serum IgA deficiency as well (serum levels have not been tested), but I tested positive for Gliadin AB, SIgA (saliva)16.

I thought that if a person was IgA deficient, then they shouldn't be able to test positive on a gluten intolerance test like that. Maybe I don't understand how the testing works??? I've done a lot of reading on IgA and can't find anything about this.

Other things to note are low WBC, high ammonia, high alkaline phosphatase, vitamin D deficient. Family history of autoimmune disease, 1 kid w/ ADHD, 1 kid diagnosed with "toddler diarrhea".

Never been diagnosed for celiac or gluten intolerance before...what other testing should I ask for? Thank you so much in advance!

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Hi, new to the forums and looking for some direction before a "routine follow up appt to discuss my results on April 14". I started going to a new doctor that decided to investigate symptoms that I've had most of my life and she ordered a CBC w/ diff, complete GI panel, and IgG food sensitivity test.

Among other odd things, my Total Intestinal SIgA (stool) was <1 mg/dL. I thought this was suggestive of a serum IgA deficiency as well (serum levels have not been tested), but I tested positive for Gliadin AB, SIgA (saliva)16.

I hear your frustration with the results of the test you have had. An Endo tested my blood for a full Celiac Panel. From the results of the Celiac Panel blood tests I have seen on this forum gluten intolerance results can have many different results. Do you have symptoms that would lead you to believe that you might have gluten intolerance?

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I hear your frustration with the results of the test you have had. An Endo tested my blood for a full Celiac Panel. From the results of the Celiac Panel blood tests I have seen on this forum gluten intolerance results can have many different results. Do you have symptoms that would lead you to believe that you might have gluten intolerance?

I have always had symptoms of IBS. Diarrhea, bloating, etc. When I was 12 I began to get cold urticaria which is autoimmune. It also suggests that I have a leaky gut. After having our first child, I began to get dermagraphism and was told by a dermatologist to avoid foods high in histamine. I have worse cystic acne now at 29 than I did at 16 and it won't clear up. Over the past couple of years I've slowly gotten other odd symptoms. Frequent nausea, mild hairloss, dandruff. Most recently, I've had a hard time focusing and I feel "zoned out" most of the time. Fatigue has increased, but I have a hard time falling asleep at night. A year ago I had low platelets in my CBC, but was told by the lab that the low platelets were cancelled out by the high mpv.

Sorry, not a pretty picture, huh? I am stumped! Thank you so much for your reply! Hopefully those wiser than I will have some good suggestions/ advice.

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