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      Frequently Asked Questions About Celiac Disease   09/30/2015

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Hello!

I was recently had a gluten Antibody Assay done through Immuno Laboratories and the results are as follows:

IgG 11

IgA 19

Negative <20.

I am wondering if I should pursue further testing or continue to find a different solution to all of my problems. I show classic symptoms of Celiac and have had a few people tell me that I must have it.

Thanks for your help and for the wonderful board!!!

BranDee

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I don't think that is sufficient testing for Celiac. Also...were you eating gluten regularly before the tests?

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I have a daughter who is gluten intolerant so i do try to eat gluten regularly but also eat what she eats.

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If you'd like more definitive answers then pursue testing. There are better...more specific tests for Celiac than just the IgA and IgG. You could also just start the diet and see what it does for you. If there is no difference then you can continue looking into other things. There is no harm in trying the diet.

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Without the full celiac panel, it's really hard to conclude anything from that. Assume the IgA and IgG you put down were anti-gliandin IgA and IgG, you also need a total IgA, a tTg, and EMA. And, regardless of those results, given the symptoms and the family history, I would also suggest trying the diet - strictly - for three months as a further diagnostic test.

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Thank-you for your replies. I think I will pursue further testing as I strongly suspect that this is my problem and not candida as my doctor has suggested. I have been on the candida diet for approximately 3 months with no improvement in my abdominal discomfort or loose bowels. My skin has cleared up though.

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Definitely go for more testing. That is not enough to rule it out. The tests Tiffaany mentioned need to be done.You also need to be on gluten 3 months prior to testing eating equal to about 2-3 pieces of bread a day.

If you do not want to pursue testing then just try the diet.

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I am wondering if I should pursue further testing or continue to find a different solution to all of my problems. I show classic symptoms of Celiac and have had a few people tell me that I must have it.
I would definatley request the tissue transglutamase test (tTg) and make sure that you are eating a lot of gluten before the test.
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