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Interpretation of celiac test results

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Had the celiac screening test last week my results are :

deamidated gliadin IGG 11 high <10u/ml 

transglutaminase IGA AB 12 Normal <20eu/ml neg

total IGA 1.82 normal.69-3.82g/l

my Doctor said my test are confusing but don’t think I have celiac 

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He only did 2 of the full panel & you are positive on one of them, the DGP IgG. It only takes one positive to move on to an endoscopy. 

Here's the full celiac serum panel:

Anti-Gliadin (AGA) IgA
Anti-Gliadin (AGA) IgG
Anti-Endomysial (EMA) IgA
Anti-Tissue Transglutaminase (tTG) IgA
Deamidated Gliadin Peptide (DGP) IgA and IgG
Total Serum IgA 


Also can be termed this way:

Endomysial Antibody IgA
Tissue Transglutaminase IgA 
GLIADIN IgG
GLIADIN IgA
Total Serum IgA 
Deamidated Gliadin Peptide (DGP) IgA and IgG

You should get the rest of the panel done OR be referred to a GI for an endoscopy. DO NOT STOP EATING GLUTEN UNTIL THE ENDOSCOPY HAS BEEN COMPLETED. Eat gluten every day. EVERY DAY.

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I agree with the advice given.  You could also ask for the rest of the celiac panel since you were barely positive on the DGP IGG.  This will help determine if the slight positive was a fluke.  Make sure that you have been eating gluten for at least 8 to 12 weeks prior to the blood test.  If you had been gluten free, the tests would not be accurate (invalid).  All celiac disease testing requires you to be on a full gluten diet.  

I personally tested positive on only the DGP IgA, but my result was not borderline like yours.  

I am sorry that your result is not clear.  ☹️

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