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My Daughter's Test Results

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I was recently diagnosed as being gluten sensitive by a Registered Dietician. My 14 year old daughter complains of not feeling well almost daily and this has been going on for a long time. At her recent well visit I mentioned to our Pediatrician that I am Gluten Sensitive and my husband was recently diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes. The doctor ordered bloodwork (glucose, cholesterol & celiac panel) for my daughter and while we were waiting to go in for the tests I had her eliminate gluten for a couple days. She was feeling better until she ate a 7 layer taco dip that had cheese and sour cream in it. I now suspect dairy sensitivity and I have had the same problems that I didn't recognize until I learned I was gluten sensitive and started researching.

I'm providing this history because I would like to understand my daughter's test results - if I am reading them accurately I think this is saying she does not have Celiac Disease...but does this have any bearing on whether or not she is gluten sensitive?

Immunoglobulin (IgA) Value 144 (Range & Units listed at 52-192 mg/dL

tTG, IgA Value 3.6 (Range & Units listed at 0.0 - 19.9 Units)

What do these test results signify? And I've been reading up on false negatives so if this is a negative result but she seems to improve on a gluten-free diet, what should my next steps be in getting her healthy? Should I take her to a dietician as well as changing her diet?

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I'm one of those that had normal blood tests, but have Celiac. I had easily visable damage when my endoscope was done.

If your daughter has Celiac disease, the tips of the villi that digest lactose may be gone? It would make her have problems with dairy. OR it could be that her problem IS dairy.

If you want to push for an endoscope she will have to be consuming gluten in good amounts for some time for damage to show up.

If she's already gluten-free a scope won't be much help.

If she's doing better gluten-free aside from the dairy issues, it might be a good idea to keep her gluten-free and dairy for a while? If she has villi damage, once they heal she may be able to handle dairy just fine.

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