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so my allergist told me my celiacs blood panel shows I'm "borderline". these are the test results and I'm not sure how to read them, or what to do next.

RETICULIN IgA autolabs: <1:10 titer <1:10 titer

ENDOMYSTAL IgA autolabs: negative negative

GLIADIN IgG abs: 19 u/mL <10.0 u/mL

GLIADIN IgA abs: 10 u/mL <11 u/mL

reference range:

< 11 u/mL negative

11- 17 u/mL equivocal

> 17 u/mL positive

TTG IGA: 0.7 u/mL

refernce range:

< 4 u/mL negative

4-10 u/mL weak postive

> 10 u/mL positive

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Well your IgG is too high. Your IgA is "high normal". I'm not a hundred percent but you TTG IGA looks normal. I'm still pretty new at the whole blood test thing, but I think i have read it right. More will comment and give advice.

If you are feeling crummy and this is why you got tested, then go gluten free for a trial. Unless of course your doctor wants to do a endoscopy to confirm. Maybe if you gave us a little of your background (symptoms, age, time youve been sick, things you've been diagnosed with, etc.). We could better help you knowing some background stuff.

If your doctor wants to do a endoscopy then do not go gluten free. Do what the doctor says (I hate saying this because my doctors were like a bunch of retarded toddlers). More info would be best! B)

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Do you know if the gliadin IgG and IgA were the deamidated gliadin test? If it were then that's more specific and indicative of celiac. My son was high positive on the deamidated gliadin IgG and everything else was negative. So he was considered "weak positive." He had his endoscopy on friday and we are still awaiting the results. From everything I've read though it seems and have heard having that deamidated gliadin IgG positive is quite specific for celiac. We did do a trial of gluten free after the blood test and my son's symptoms of muscle pain and canker sores went away. Came roaring back when introducing it back into his diet for 3 months to get the endoscopy.

Good luck!

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carecare, i do not know, i dont see anything about deamidated on the test results report. and booghead you're right i should tell you my background and from what ive read on this forum im thinking its celiacs...

im 25 and i have had an array of issues. to start you should know that neither of my parents are big on doctors, they very much believe in diet, exercise and vitamins. my mother recently told me when she found out ive been seening doctors that she hopes i have better luck finding out what it is than she did. apparently when i was a baby i was extremely colic-y for most of my infancy and well into my childhood had stomach issues. she said shes taken me to children clinics and an ive seen several doctors and they all just chalked it up to a "fenicky" stomach. but then it went away as i got a little older it became ear issues, and sinus issues. looking back now though its always been stomach issues. ive always had D or C and tummy aches and my mother just told me it was nothing and i'd take a tums or some gas pill to help me. i guess i was 22 when it started getting unbearable. for New Years Eve i went with a few friends to New Orleans and the entire time we were there i was gorging on great food and then by the fourth day i realized i had major C, MAJOR... i looked 5 months pregnant and i was miserable.(its not fun sending your new boyfriend out to hunt down exlax). after the trip i felt worse than ever, extreme fatigue so i went to my GP he said i had mono and thats when i brought up the D and C issues and my frequent panic attacks. he said to drink more water, exercise to help the mono and take more fiber, and as far as anxiety it was normal for the body to feel that way when youre sick. but i never felt like i got over the mono, i would have good days but i never had much energy. so everytime i saw a dr for my sinus infections i brought it up and they would say the same thing. and all the while i was slowly gaining weight. so fast forward to this summer, weeks of crazy non-stop acid reflux nexium could not cure and pain in my left side i visited a dr. she said it was acid reflux like she has and gave me another antacid that may work better, i asked her to test my vitamin levels and my thyroid, she was super nice and willing. she also wanted to do an ultra sound on my galbladder. the galbladder was fine, but my vitamin d was really low and my iron was low as well. and she was ok with me just taking supplements but i couldnt help thinking there was a cause for my vitamin d being so low, so i began to research and ready about IBS and it lead me to food allergies so i kept a food journal and when i couldnt figure it out i called an allergist. after a prick test he found im extremely allergic to soy and also allergic to melons, squash, bananas, tomatoes, eggplants, peas, cucumbers, and sesame (i decided to go dairy free too). i went in thiking it was an allergy to casein but he thought it could be celiacs or gluten intolerance and thus the panel. but when i left that day he told me to stop eat gluten then, so i did and he called me with the results and told me he could refer me to a G.I. for further investigation. i went to see the G.I. and after going back to gluten after just a few weeks i was doubled over in pain, i feel like a total zombie at work and i kept calling in sick between trying to deal with that and finding out it was estimated to cost 1000.00 dollars i had to cancel my biopsy. i went back to see my allergist yesterday and talk with him and he said that as long as going gluten free is helping then its ok that i dont get a biopsy but the minute things get worse i need to see the G.I. celiac or not im staying gluten and soy free for the remainder of my life. i've suffered through depression, anxiety, gas, dissented stomach, fatigue etc far too long to ever go back. and i dont know if it was the soy or the gluten but my face cleared right up and im so happy because i didnt get acne until i was in my 20s, and this crazy quarter sized dry itchy patch on my hip went away.

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