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Kaiser Blood Test What Do They Mean?

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Component results

Component Your result Standard range Units

TISSUE TRANSGLUTAMINASE IgG 0.14 < 0.90 - Index

Tissue transglutaminase IgA 1.78 < 0.90 - Index

I am having lots of gut problems. i think it is food related. they Kaiser are not so sure

I dont know if it matters BUT i have thyroid problems Low and i have been on synthroid for10+ years

thanks for any insite

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Hi, and welcome to the board. Just what is it about Kaiser, anyway??? You have to wonder why they do the test, if they are not going to believe it when it is positive. Have they scheduled you for an endoscopy with biopsy, or any further celiac testing. The tTG is only one of the tests for celiac, but it is one Kaiser seems to rely on almost exclusively. And your tTG IgA is positive. And yes, thyroid problems are often linked to celiac - both Hashimoto's and Graves diseases of the thyroid are autoimmune and seem to run with celiac a lot.

Now, there are potentially some other things that could cause a high tTG score, but unless they want to run any of the other confirmatory tests then we have to assume it is celiac disease. :rolleyes:

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So that is a postive test?? Like i said i think what ever is going on is food related. They kaiser have done nothing. They give me cypro and Flagyl for diverticulitez (sorry spelling) as i have had that in the past. I kept telling then that this problem what ever it is comes and goes to fast for it to be diverticulitez. Yesterday u was bent over in the ER and today i feel much better.

I am just tired of being tired!!!

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You should not be taking Cipro randomly. Unless you have a positively diagnosed infection, that is. They can find out whether it is celiac by doing an endoscopy with biopsies. We all take way too many antibiotics, half the time for no demonstrable reason. Personal vent, sorry :P

You have gut symptoms, you have thyroid symptoms, you are chronically tired, you have a positive tTG test. Those are not symptoms of diverticulitis

"

How is the diagnosis of diverticular disease made?

Once suspected, the diagnosis of diverticular disease can be confirmed by a variety of tests. Barium X-rays (barium enemas) can be performed to visualize the colon. Diverticula are seen as barium filled pouches protruding from the colon wall.

Direct visualization of the intestine can be done with flexible tubes inserted through the rectum and advanced into the colon. Either short tubes (sigmoidoscopes) or longer tubes (colonoscopes) may be used to assist in the diagnosis and to exclude other diseases that can mimic diverticular disease.

In patients suspected of having diverticular abscess causing persistent pain and fever, ultrasound and CT scan examinations of the abdomen and pelvis can be done to detect collections of pus fluid."

So just as celiac is diagnosed by an upper GI scope, diverticulitis is diagnosed by a scope of the bowel or by barium x-ray. The doctors are being lazy and penny pinching.

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yes diverticulitis has been diagnosed. I have had ALL of the tests you listed above. I think the main reason they keep going back to the diverticulitis is that it has ruptured in the past and i had to have a operation. The CT scan i had yesterday showed that the diverticulitis look very good. Not my words the Dr's words. no inflmation although my white cell count was high. (sorry spelling).

thanks for the info.

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My tissue transglutaminase test 

IgA 0.32 index

IgG 0.18 index

does anyone know what this means?

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