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      Frequently Asked Questions About Celiac Disease   09/30/2015

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What Are Target Iga And Igg Levels For Recovering Celiacs?
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Hi! After a year and analog of being gluten free and almost a year with no cross contamination, I finally got health insurance again (yea!) and was able to get my antibodies tested again to see how I'm doing. I just got my results but I am completely clueless as to what good numbers and bad numbers would be! Can anybody help?

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I'm sorry that was supposed to say a year and a half. I am posting from an iPhone.

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Did you have original numbers? They should come way down.

Mine were never alarmingly high - came down steadily over the first year and are hanging between 3 and 6.

If you post results -- many of us can help analyze.

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My results are in decimals which is what confused me. It says IgG should be <0.9 and mine is 0.15 and the IgA should be <0.9 and mine is 0.26

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which IgA and IgG? Total? or Celiac antibodies tTG, EMA, DGP, AGA????

Again...best if you post tests and ranges.

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The range that it considers "normal" I believe is the range that Kaiser sets. I don't know if that's standard though and I also don't know why they are in decimals instead of whole numbers?

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All it says is tissue transglutinamase

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Ok..

that is tTG-IgA and tTG-IgG in normal range - that is good. Hard to give you accurate info if you don't have results prior to gluten removal.

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I don't have any reaults from when I was at my sickest. Only from about 6 years ago long before I finally actually got a diagnosis. (Long story). But it seems that my levels are really low. Does anybody ever get all the way to zero? Does the fact that I have trace amounts of antibodies mean I am getting glutened somehow or is this good?

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Ok...if you post your results from six years ago with ranges if possible AND the new results in the same post it will be easier to compare.

If I have to answer off what you have provided I'd say you are heading in the right direction. I would also suggest you have your doc order the DGP tests -- Deamidated Gliadin Peptide - both IgA and IgG as these are most specific for possible accidental ingestion.

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