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Test Results Confusion
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Ok, My older brother was just diagnosed with celiacs disease- he was off the charts, he advised that I go in and get testing based of my medical issues such as still births, miscarriages, radical thymectomy due to the starts of myasthenia gravis. So, I went on Monday and got my results today- the Dr. said it was negative: I am however confused on the findings.

I am 34 years old, here is the results given: Can any of you help me with this- do I have it or not?

Deamidated Gliadin Peptide Ab IgA mine was a 4

Deamidated Gliadin Peptide Ab IgG mine was a 7

Tissue Transglutaminase Ab, IgA mine was a 19 they said the range for this is from 0-19

Tissue Transglutaminase Ab, IgG mine was a 6

so according to the other numbers they are low representing negative, but the Ab,IgA has me confused: I went to my primary care dr. there is no way I have the money right now to get the endo. What are your opinions and or what does this mean, I am SO confused.

Thanks

Can anyone please help me with my test results.

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Is there anyone out there who will help me with the test results? I really am confused and would like some insight to this..

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You need to include the reference ranges when you post results. Every lab is different.

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maybe the normal range is from 0-10 and 11-19 ia grey zone, and 20 definitely positive.

In early celiac, the damage is patchy and about 50% test negatiive. That is because the blood test are designed to only turn positive when there is a lot of damale, like total villous atrophy....they really want to avoid getting positive reaults for people that are just at the beginning of celiac.

I think this has to do with Europe, like in many countries patietns get money from the government if diagnosed celiac.

So the rules have to be strict and apply to all the world.

So they set the cutoff of the blood tests very high to only catch very ill celiacs.

So I think your result of 19 really means something, and that they should do a biopsy.

Your other symptoms , and the fact that your brother was diagnosed, really suggest celiac.

The most important celiac test here amongst all the tests, is the Ttg IgA test.

In many countries that is the only one they run (together with the total IgA to check if people make enought IgA at all so the test is valid or not, otherwise they do the IgG version)

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I would strongly advise you to try the diet after you have finished all the testing you want to have done. There are false negatives on testing, I was the sickest person in my family and always showed a false negative on testing but all my other family members, including ex-husband showed positive. A good strict trial of the diet may be of more value for you.

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