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After I sent the sample in, i called to tell them about the IgA total serum being low. However, I don't think the GI will care either way!

It probably doesn't matter anyway, it is the fecal fat that I want addressed, right?

Fecal fat and the fractures combine to make a pretty strong picture of malabsorption, don't they? I agree that's the best thing to focus on.

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Fecal fat and the fractures combine to make a pretty strong picture of malabsorption, don't they? I agree that's the best thing to focus on.

That and her short stature (3rd percentile for height and weight). I could go on and on but you have heard it all!

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Fecal fat and the fractures combine to make a pretty strong picture of malabsorption, don't they? I agree that's the best thing to focus on.

Skylark: so that fecal result isn't going to be dismissed by this Celiac Expert GI because it was from Enterolab?

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Skylark: so that fecal result isn't going to be dismissed by this Celiac Expert GI because it was from Enterolab?

Enterolab is an accredited diagnostic lab. Unlike stool IgA, microscopic fecal fat analysis with Sudan III staining is a very standard and well-accepted diagnostic test. Enterolab uses a quantitative approach to reading the slides, which has been published in a peer-reviewed journal. You can bring the article with you and show it to your GI if she has any questions about the way Enterolab is scoring the fecal fat slides.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/10761454

For that matter, fecal TTG IgA isn't that far off the beaten path; it's just that your daughter having a positive result when she is IgA deficient is a little hard to interpret.

The big question-mark at Enterolab is fecal anti-gliadin IgA. It's probably meaningful in combination with TTG but interpreting it alone makes me twitch. The second paper is particularly damning. ;)

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16377644

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16607144

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Thanks Skylark! Her endocrinologist is convinced her issues are GI related but she is friends with the GI so this was a challenge. Now I have proof this is GI with that fecal fat! Yeah. Now I just need to rule out the other diseases associated with fecal fat. B)

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