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Hi- new to all of this- try to keep it brief- would certainly appreciate any advice or help!

Have almost every symptom of celiac- finally felt like I had an answer- took a home biocard celiac test and results were positive, although the line was faint (?)

Went to doc, results as follows:

Anti-tissue transglutaminase IgA: 2.5 U/ml

Anti-deamidated gliadin Protein IgA: 3.6

Anti-deamidated gliadin IgG : 4.7

Following these results doctor said it's highly unlikely to be celiac. I have so many symptoms and have further read that a possible IgA deficiency could lead to false negative results- could that be the case with the above tests and should I pursue having a total IgA serum test done? What else? Doctor may still order the biopsy after further vitamin/mineral etc,CBC, h pylori plus others. If it's of note I'm diagnosed lichen sclerosis and resolved thyroiditis. Thanks in advance for any information anyone can provide me!

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Maybe I should also note:

The range on all values says that <10 is normal and over on the side it says 0-9.9U/mL ?

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Hi- new to all of this- try to keep it brief- would certainly appreciate any advice or help!

Have almost every symptom of celiac- finally felt like I had an answer- took a home biocard celiac test and results were positive, although the line was faint (?)

Went to doc, results as follows:

Anti-tissue transglutaminase IgA: 2.5 U/ml

Anti-deamidated gliadin Protein IgA: 3.6

Anti-deamidated gliadin IgG : 4.7

Following these results doctor said it's highly unlikely to be celiac. I have so many symptoms and have further read that a possible IgA deficiency could lead to false negative results- could that be the case with the above tests and should I pursue having a total IgA serum test done? What else? Doctor may still order the biopsy after further vitamin/mineral etc,CBC, h pylori plus others. If it's of note I'm diagnosed lichen sclerosis and resolved thyroiditis. Thanks in advance for any information anyone can provide me!

Yes, you need a serum IgA to make sure your IgA testing is valid.

However, if you are wanting to have a completely valid test, you should do all the tests at the same time.

What do you mean by "resolved" thyroiditis? Meaning you have thyroiditis in which your thyroid levels are treated to normal, or you had one of the silent/post-partum/deQuervain's types? Did you have antibody testing for that?

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Thankyou for replying!

Would deficient IgA affect my IgG levels too or are they accurate despite IgA? Why is it important to test levels all at the same time? These results posted were run May 10th. I had postpartum thyroiditis. What kind of antibody tests should I have for that? Doc is testing thyroid again (had full lab workup this morning) and I see him again Tuesday for an urgent complete physical and review of today's labeork. Thanks again. All the tests I've looked up are getting confusing!

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