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Annaatje

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Today I got the results for my Celiac screen back. DH, DS2 and me were all tested because DS1 was recently diagnosed with Celiac (positive bloodwork + biopsy).

We all had a request for the same test: IgA, IgG and ttG. Both my two sons and my husband got actual numbers back for all three, as well as a reference. DH and DS2 tested negative with very low numbers on all three.

My test results have me confused though.. I had my bloodwork done at the same lab as DS1, but what I got back looks very different.

It just says:

- Endomysial Antibodies Negative Reference Range: negative

- tTransglutaminase IgA 13 Reference Range: <20 Units KEU/L

So, I get that the ttG was negative, because it was less than 20, but what I am wondering is if with endomysial antibodies they mean the IgA and IgG??

Don't get me wrong, I'd rather not have celiac disease, but with DS1 having it and me all my life having vague symptoms that all *could* (but don't need to be) related to celiac disease I really want to make sure that the testing has been done right. KWIM?

Hopefully can anyone here help me out.. Otherwise I'll just go back to the doc and ask for clarification, but with three young kids I have better things to do with my time than sitting in a waiting rooms for a couple of hours, LOL!

TIA!

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- Endomysial Antibodies Negative Reference Range: negative

- tTransglutaminase IgA 13 Reference Range: <20 Units KEU/L

These are celiac tests for autoimmune IgA antibodies.

I'm not sure what the IgG and IgA your DH and DS got were. There is total IgA - you have to make IgA to begin with for the celiac tests to be valid. If it's low, you need the IgG version of the celiac tests. I've never heard of testing total IgG though. There is also anti-gliadin IgG and IgA which are tests for antibodies against gliadin.

Sorry but I think you're going to have to call back and ask what sort of IgG and IgA tests were run.

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