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      Frequently Asked Questions About Celiac Disease   09/30/2015

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I just had a ton of blood work done and my apt isn't until Wednesday to review w/ the Doctor.  Here are my results that I don't understand, the rest was "normal":

 

HLA-DQ2           Neg

HLA-DQ8           Neg

HLA-DQA1     01 and 05

HLA-DQB1     0301 and 0602

 

TSH 1.72

t4 Free 1.3

T4 Total 6.8

Thyroid Antibodies less than 10

T3 Uptake High at 36

IGA  5

Immunoglobulin A  130

Tissue Trans Ab IGA TTG Antibody IGA  Less than 1

 

Vitamin D  20 (Low)

Sodium 133 (Low)

Casein/cow milk High at 7.7

Absolute Neutrophils  9074 High

 

I also tested negative for all nuts and corn.  How accurate are the blood tests?

 

Thanks!!

 

 

 

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Do you have the normal reference ranges that your lab uses? It's difficult to interpret results without it as lab ranges can vary quite a bit.

 

Without that though, I would say your one celiac test (tTG IgA) looks negative. It should be pretty accurate as long as you have normal IgA levels. I don't know much about genetic testing but it looks like you don't have the genes typically associated with celiac disease (but one can have celiac disease without those genes - just not as often).

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