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  1. I don't know how to interpret these lab results and my doctor isn't available for a few days to call. Anybody know what this means? Test Result Flag Reference Range Immunoglobulin A, Qn, Serum 78 L 91-414 t-Transglutaminase (tTG) IgA >100 H 0-3 Negative 0-3 Weak Positive 4-10 Positive >10 Tissue Transglutaminase (tTG) has been identified as the endomysial antigen. Studies have demonstrated that endomysial IgA antibodies have over 99% specificity for gluten sensitive enteropathy. Deaminated Gliadin Abs, IgA 53 H 0-19 Negative 0-19 Weak Positive 20-30 Moderate to Strong Positive >30
  2. Celiac Category 4 (NOTE) CATEGORY DQ HAPLOTYPE RELATIVE RISK Category 7 DQ2.2 AND DQ2.5 Extremely High Category 7 DQ2.5 AND DQ2.5 Extremely High Category 6 DQ2.2 AND DQA1*05, DQB1*03:01 Very High Category 5 DQ2.2 AND DQ8 Very High Category 5 DQ2.5 AND DQ8 Very High Category 4 DQ8 AND DQ8 High Category 3 DQ2.5 AND DQA1*05, DQB1*03:01 High Category 3 DQ2.5 AND DQA1*03, DQB1*02 High Category 3 DQ2.5 AND OTHER LOW RISK ALLELE High Category 3 DQ2.2 AND DQA1*05, DQB1*03:03 High Category 2 DQ8 AND OTHER LOW RISK ALLELE Moderate Category 1 DQ2.2 AND OTHER LOW RISK ALLELE Low Category 0 NEGATIVE FOR DQ2.2 Negative Category 0 NEGATIVE FOR DQ2.5 Negative Category 0 NEGATIVE FOR DQ8 Negative DQ2.2 = DQA1*02:01, DQB1*02:02 DQ2.5 = DQA1*05, DQB1*02:01 DQ8 = DQA1*03, DQB1*03:02 The identification of o ne of these HLA-DQ genotypes is not, by itself, sufficient for the diagnosis of celiac disease, since both DQ2 and DQ8 are relatively common in the general population. Hi friends. I was tested last year as I had very severe bloating problems and after lots of searching and adking around on the internet, someone informed me it may be celiac. Every doctor I have seen so far has brushed it off, I don't have it blablabla. I didn't believe them, couldn't afford to visit with a GI doc, and definitely couldn't afford the endoscopy. Also I have been thinking as this has been relatively new, and inconsistent- perhaps my intestines wouldn't have such a visible difference at this point. I was gluten-free for weeks, then succumbed to everyone telling me "it's not Celiac!! nobody really has it!" Even my professor at my medical school told us this. So I ate badly all of December (birthday, holidays, etc!) and now I have what I'm realizing is psoriasis on my hands/fingernails. And a burning pain in my back/shoulders that I am assuming is arthritis? Also extreme muscle fatigue in my arms, I can hardly stir a pot of soup.. it's pretty ridiculous. Also not sure if this is related, but sugar makes me crash hard. As in I literally fall asleep. I'm back on fully gluten-free diet, but curious what your thoughts are about these results? When I called to ask the nurse she said it didn't mean anything. Thank you for reading!
  3. I have been visiting a GI doctor for my constant stomach pain. He took blood tests and today I received on of a celiac disease panel... and I am so confused. I can't find anything online that gives layman terms.
  4. Happy Monday friends, I am new to this forum. I'm a 36 y/o female, and am seeing a GI doctor for bowel changes and other unsavory symptoms. I have suspected Celiac, and although the GI doctor said he didn't think it was Celiac, he ordered tests to be thorough. I have waited a few days to hear from his office regarding the results, but I received the results via email. I'm awful at this waiting game. What the HECK does this mean? I'm seeing conflicting numbers online, and I'm utterly confused. Thank you for any light you can shed on these numbers: Endomysial Antibody Iga Negative T-Transglutaminase (Ttg) Iga 5 High Ref range: 0-3 U/ml Immunoglobulin A, Qn, Serum: 224 Normal Ref Range: 87-352 mg/dL
  5. Hi, I'm hoping I can get a bit of guidance here until I get an appointment with a second doctor... I just had a second celiac panel and am confused about my results, as well as my doctor's interpretation. Any help or advice is appreciated, as I am totally new to learning about celiac disease. First testing (Oct 2016) Gliadin IGA 2.4 (normal range <14.9) Gliadin IGG 19.2 (normal <14.9)......HIGH ttG IGA .5 (normal <14.9) ttG IGG .8 (normal <14.9) Second testing (May 2017) Gliadin IGA 1.8 (normal <14.9) Gliadin IGG 23.7 (normal <14.9).....HIGH (even higher than first test) ttG IGA .5 (normal <14.9) ttG IGG .8 (normal <14.9) I also tested positive for ANA (autoimmunity), negative rheumatoid arthritis, have an enlarged thyroid (but no hashimotos). I also experience diarrhea, gas, bloating, acid reflux/heartburn, extreme fatigue all the time, sensitivity to dairy. inflammation markers normal, normal HIDA scan, normal CT scan of abdomen. Doctor says "unlikely that you have celiac or gluten issues, i believe this positive igg is some sort of cross reaction" but is unable to explain any further.....trying to research leads me to mixed answers. Any advice? Thank you so much .
  6. Hello! I could use some help interpreting a blood panel I recently had. I have hashimoto's thyroiditis, and after I asked my Endo. About the increased risk of celiac in thyroid patients, she agreed to order the lab. I still have some questions that the Endocrinoligist didn't want to or couldn't answer. I was told that though it says "results support diagnosis of celiac" that it was too weak to warrant further texting. Obviously if I don't have it, I'll be thrilled! But after following up with research, I'm not sure I agree with the conclusion to just let it go. I have spent a while now researching and I understand what levels should be expected, but the lab results are presented in a seriously confusing way. I can't quite understand which parts are results and which parts are reference ranges. I also am not sure about which tests the endo. is referring to that would not warrant another test. I pasted the results below (this is how they look, no tables...) I could desperately use some help interpreting. I can get a second opinion, but that is costly, and I don't want to do it if it's not necessary! Thank you!! Comment: Chart Name Results Flag Ref Range Units Endomys. Titer 1:5 A IGA 154 70-400 mg/dL tTG IgA 8.1 H 0.0-7.0 U/mL Note Reference range: < 7.0 U/mL = Negative 7.0 - 10.0 U/mL = Equivocal > 10.0 U/mL = Positive Celiacsero Interp See Note Note Interpretive Data: Test Equivocal Positive Gliadin IgA 7 -10 U/mL > 10 U/mL Gliadin IgG 7 -10 U/mL > 10 U/mL tTG IgA 7 -10 U/mL > 10 U/mL EMA Titer = or > 1:5 Celiacsero Ind SEE BELOW Note RESULT INTERPRETATION: Results support a diagnosis of Celiac disease. TTG, IgA EMA,IgA AGA,IgA AGA,IgG Total IgA -------- ------- ------- ------- --------- Neg Pos Neg Neg N/A Gliadin DP IgG 5.4 0.0-7.0 U/mL Gliadin DP IgA 1.4 0.0-7.0 U/mL A=Abnormal H=High
  7. Okay well don't want to make this into a long story or post but I do have a lot of questions and information to share with you lovely people. If you want the main reason I seek help you can skip the 3 big paragraphs but they are very informative of my lifelong struggle with metal illness. Soo.. I ended up smoking Cannabis for many years of my like (14 years ) and I am now going to be 30. I found that marijuana really felt good and helped me feel a lot more calm and helped me sleep through the night everynight. I have always been a go go go person with too much energy. And as child I would always get very irritated and had some anger issues (temper tantrums), those went away perminately when smoking weed and just growing up and out of them i think. I would also drink a lot of beer on top of that. I have been on antidepressants (pristiq , Citalopram not at the same time ) for about 7 years since I noticed started noticing anxiety tremors and unbearable anxiety and social anxiety, and an anti-Psychotic for sleep for about 5 years ( Seroquel) . I hated being on these things but they were my only way of coping with the outside world. About 7 months ago I was still smoking marijuana and drinking almost daily while on Pristiq and Seroquel ( I know really bad ) but I barley any side effects besides brain fog in the morning till about 1 or 2 everyday from the seroquel which I found bearable and livable until I noticed the anxiety returninga and my crazy go go go hyperactivity. So back to 7 months ago researched magnesium glycinate which I noticed worked very very well making me feel almost normal again when I took very high doeses (600 -1000mg a day ) I used this amazing feeling from the magnesium glycinate to take advantage of stopping and getting of my meds that I was on (pristiq 50mg and Seroquel 50mgs) and I weened off them perfectly and slept fine with the help of marijuana. Then one day I had a magnesium overdose and was throwing up and having diarrhea all day. Magnesium wasn't working for me anymore as I assume I was deficient when it was so beneficial but wasn't deficient anymore hence the reason it stopped working . So I then went to a naturopath to help me check my levels of everything. First he tried some vitamins that usually help anxiety disorders before doing all my blood test and they seems to work for a bit then made my anxiety worse ( I was still smoking cannabis everyday and then started to notice it wasn't helping anymore but making me very hyperactive , increasing my anxiety and heart rate). When I decided to quit marijuana because it no longer was helping me but making things worse THIS IS WHERE SHIT GOT REAL, the withdrawal effect from stopping marijuana after 14 years of daily use made me have such crazy anxiety and I couldn't eat was loosing a pound a day and I need to eat a lot everyday to even maintain weight and not get scary thin. I am a male and want to put on muscle and not be skinny. ( I am a ultra rapid matabolizer as said from my genetic testing i just got done) which makes sense why i would loose weight so fast and why i need to eat so much to maintain weight. My stomach was hurting so bad and I have never had stomach pains like this just always had D after eating pizza and fast food which left me thinking i'm just a little lactose or can't handle fatty foods very well. My anxitey and stomach pains brought on my hypochondria so I needed test done. I did the barium swallow and my xrays just showed some indigestion. Then I told my doctor I wanted a test for celiac as my bowl movements have never looked this way (floating ). So my blood test results are Total iga 1.71 igG 24.8 * positive Iga AB 11.4 So I have celiac . It made sense as to why I always had D after eating fast food or pizza. The main reason I type this is that my anxiety has been way worse now that I have been gluten free for about 4 or 5 weeks. I have new insomnia which I never had before only sleeping 2 out of every 4 days (the days I don't sleep I don't get one second of sleep) I really don't want to go back on meds but it seems like that is the only way to get my life and sanity back. I'm hoping my life long anxiety and hyperactivity was because of gluten and after 6 months to a year i will be rid of it or be the person I feel I am inside my mind. I have been seeing my doctor ever two weeks and she seems to be getting fed up with me and ask why are you here (me- i'm here seeking help and opinions before I jump back on these life threatening meds). I have been seeing my naturopath every week even twice a week and have tried all the herbs and vitamins there are for me. We did all my blood test to rule out thyroid, testosterone, cortisol issues. We only found that i had high magnesium level not to my surprise, and low vitamin d (60 nmol/L) . Thankfully I am absorbing all my nutrients very efficiently still. So the past 3 weeks I have tried passion flower, valarien , pharma gaba, kava kava and this one 3 in one called neuropas balance (obviously on different days) and it seems like I am getting worse, sleeping eludes me and my anxiety has made me lose touch with all my friends in the past 3 months. Lavender oil pills 80 mg 2 a day has been one the main thing besides some benzos I was prescribed when going to the doctors 3 weeks ago as a mess in complete panic for no reason. Taking benozos as needed has helped me actually live, but i don't want to have to take them because the withdrawl can be worse then the actual reason to start them . Tried vitamin d for a week or so but something has been increasing my anxiety and insomnia that I stopped all of my suppliments ( vitamin E was in my vitamin d drops , doesnt vitamin E have gluten in it ?) I am also trying to sleep at night so i was taking life brand gravol , which i now saw it has Sodium starch and maltodextrin ( very suspect ingredients for gluten). So maybe I have been getting glutened every night just trying to sleep. I saw a therapist who prelims for a psychiatrist and said I have mild depression as well when I said I have lost interest in things I use to enjoy (music, activity's, friends, games.) I am at the last of my will and I would hope someone here has some insight or maybe have the same type of symptoms from gluten. Here are some questions .... Will being gluten free for 6 months to a year help me see some relief from this hell I am in? ( anxiety , insomnia and depression ) I have read some good stories on how people get relief from metal illness after 3 or 6 months to a year or two. The longer I ate gluten means the longer my mental recovery will be ????? I really don't want to be on any meds but at the moment I am so debilitated that I need some sort of help somehow right now or else I am just wasting my life and living in mental pain. Would going on meds while being gluten free help me with the time it takes for my gluten related mental illness to go away ( I hope to god it is because of gluten because if it isn't I will be doomed and will have to take horrible meds my whole life and have side that later in life will be horrible . ( Seroquel and benozos lead to early Alzheimers and dementia as an example of horrible side effects, not to mention blood clots and other horrible things ) What should I do? as I am out of ideas and drive on how to better myself and after trying so much and getting nowhere or getting worse in the process. Thank you very much to whomever read my whole story and thank you very much to who replies with positivity as I am in great need of support right now. and thanks to this great site , it has helped me very much ! Edit - ( okay anxiety and a little depression is one thing but my main worry now is NOT SLEEPING. Eveynight that I can fall asleep I don't feel like I'm sleeping at all, no rem sleep at all and only for max 4 hours a night and I wake up totally energized and unrested. Those hours I am supposeably sleeping I hear and feel my dog move on my bed and I'm never in a deep sleep. So I even question mysef if I am actually asleep for those hour. Is this gluten withdrawal real and even at 5 weeks gluten free? I need to get a real nights sleep so I can feel rested. It's been 3 weeks without any "real" sleep. )
  8. Hello, Around the end of October I was diagnosed with Celiac after the GI doc did an endoscopy and found evidence of flattened villi. So I have been gluten-free since then. However just before Christmas, I had a follow up with the GI dr and he said my biopsies came back negative for Celiac? He said if I haven't felt better I could stop the gluten-free diet. But since signs of improvement don't really show up until about 6 months (is that true?) I've decided to stay gluten-free until April or May just to see. However, a week ago I started feeling really ill whenever I ate. 95% of my meals were not in danger of gluten or CC as I prepared them at home. But then I think I finally realized the common theme with my meals - dairy. The first meal that made me sick had a greek yogurt sauce, a slimfast shake had milk in it, ranch dressing with some buffalo wings, and a corn tortilla quesadilla. Nausea, getting really warm, nearly immediate gastric dumping, etc. I thought I had gotten the The reason I say "I think I finally realized" is because it would be an awful intensely sensitive lactose intolerance - I'm getting a similar yet weaker reaction to < tsp of butter and possibly milk in baked goods. Which might also explain why my probiotics haven't helped ("may contain traces of dairy"). I also can't eat a lot of rice at the moment because it causes diarrhea. Can lactose intolerance really be that severe? Could it be caused by my possible Celiac dx or something else? I had also been dx'd with severe gastritis. The acid reducers have helped with some of those symptoms (abdominal tenderness/cramping). This whole diet change has caused a whole lot of stress and sadness. Rice and cheese were my big staples once gluten was cut out. And now I can't even eat them without distress!
  9. Hi, my doctor said I can take the endoscopy with duodenal to rule out celiac disease since my TTG IgG was positive. But since my IgA was such a low yield she recommends I get other blood works done before considering taking the endoscopy. Here's a list of my results of the test she wanted me take IgA: 0.21 normal range is <= 0.90 (negative)I IgG: 1.28 normal range is <= 1.28 (positive) Thyroid Stimulating Hormone (TSH) 4.47 ulU/mL range 0-4 (slightly above normal) Free Thyroxine (T4) 1.1 ng/dl (Dr. says normal) C-Reactive Protein), Serum <0.1 mg/dl (Dr. says normal) Erythrocyte Sedimentation Rate (ESR) 15 mm/hr range 0-20 mm/hr (normal) Complete Blood Count (Dr. says everything was normal here) White Blood Cell Differential ( Dr. says everything was normal here) Screen for Fecal (Stool) Fat (Everything was normal) It looks like based on my results that everything is normal but my IgG antibody was high, and I have slight hypothyroidism which my dr. said they will monitor. I'm thinking maybe I won't take the endoscopy and just assume I have a non-celiac gluten sensitivity since there's not enough evidence that I have celiac. My symptoms right now are diarrhea, distension, itchy skin/burning rash on face, bloating, abdominal pains, tinnitus, sinus issues, anxiety, and restless legs at night. I find my symptoms improve when off gluten and wanted to know if I have celiac so I don't make myself even more sick in the future. I want to know if I should be even more strict about avoiding gluten than I am now and not cross containment. Thanks for reading my post!
  10. I just got my test results back for Celiac. While I was not diagnosed with it, I want to get someone's opinion on my test result levels because while I'm in the "normal range," my numbers are so low. Is it something I should be concerned about? Also, I have been trying to avoid too many carbs, therefore haven't had a lot of bread or rice for the past couple of weeks, would that have affected my test results? Immunoglobulin A - 220 mg/dL (standard range 71-397 mg/dL) Transglutaminase iga - <0.5 U/mL (standard range <15 U/mL) Transglut ab igg - <0.8 U/mL (standard range <15 U/mL) Gliadin pep ab iga - 0.9 (standard range <15 U/mL) Gliadin pep ab igg - <0.4 U/mL (standard range <15 U/mL))
  11. New to forum! Appreciate all of the information. I have Kaiser as many of you do. My ttg is 1.18 (Kaiser <90), iga 31 (Kaiser <90). I have emailed my pcp in regards to where we go from here. Is this a positive result or just a little above normal like Kaiser will tell me? I have had conflicting symptoms of some sort of inflammatory problem for 9 years. I am almost convinced that this might be my answer. Can anyone give insight?
  12. Can anyone interpret these numbers? I got a genetic test from EnteroLab & this is what was sent back. I know they said I have one gene plus an additional gluten intolerance gene. My mom has severe celiacs. Plus I was off gluten when I did this test. But i'm curious about the numbers. I'v tried to understand them but there's so many combinations with different meanings. Things are saying diabetes (my dad has type 1), autoimmune, celiacs.... HLA-DQB1 Molecular analysis, Allele 1* 03:02 HLA-DQB1 Molecular analysis, Allele 2* 02:02 Serologic equivalent: HLA-DQ 3,2 (Subtype 8,2)
  13. I was wondering if someone could help interpret my blood test results. It appears to me to be a negative result, but in the notes my GI doc said, "Results are indicative of Celiac" so I am very confused. Tissue Transglutaminase Antibody, IGA <1 (<4 means no Antibody detected) Immunoglobulin A: 215 (Flag reference range: 81-463) I would be most grateful for any help analyzing these results, if anyone feels moved to share their insight with me. Thanks so much!
  14. My endocrinologist (I'm a type 1 diabetic) recently ran celiac tests on me, which came back 'positive for celiac'. What I'm curious about is if there is a range to how 'positive' one can be and with my values if there is a chance the biopsy (yet to be scheduled) will come back negative. I'm still eating gluten and my appt with the gastroenterologist is in about 2 weeks. AM i guarenteed to need the biopsy? What should I expect? Please express to me how important it is to not have even 'just a little' or anything like that. With the holidays coming and my pushy family, I need a reality check! My results are as follows: ComponentStandard RangeYour ValueENDOMYSIAL ANTIBODY IGANegativePositive ComponentStandard RangeYour ValueDEAMIDATED GLIADIN ABS, IGA0 - 19 units89T-TRANSGLUTAMINASE (TTG) IGA0 - 3 U/mL67IMMUNOGLOBULIN A, QUANT, SERUM91 - 414 mg/dL298
  15. Hi all, I'm new to this whole thing. Background is this: I had a major stress event a few months ago, major sleep deprivation. An on-again off-again rash that I thought I could control by avoiding dairy came on with a vengence. I felt like I became allergic to everything. My makeup, shampoo, who knows what. I'd wake up with a rash on my face, arms, elbows. Swollen eyes. My doctor had ordered food allergy and celiac panels. In waiting for results, I've done some research and reflection. Whenever I stress (and I'm normally a very healthy, active person), I have had trouble with rashes in the last 6-7 years (I assumed they were eczema, but when they were bad, they blistered. Mirrored. Sounds like DH to me now.) I've had periods where pasta or beer have put me into immediate stomach pain. But if I lay off it for a while, I seem to be fine again. I've also been hypothyroid for the last 2 years. Nearly always bloated, but rarely have any other sign of intestinal distress. Results arrived today. I'm not sure what any of this means, other than the celiacs panel was negative, but it seems there's a lot to consider with these results ... Do my food allergy panels with high levels for IgA and IgG with wheat, gluten, and gliaden mean anything? Not sure how to proceed. tTG-IgA 2.82 (reference range is >15=positive) Gliadin-A 3.42 (reference range is >15=positive) Gliadin-G 9.38 (reference range is >15=positive) Food allergy Panel High IgA for almost all dairy, including casein. Moderate IgG for all dairy (whey was high) Wheat gliadin: low IgA, high IgG Wheat gluten: moderate IgA, high IgG Rye: low IgA, high IgG Spelt: low IgA, high IgG Whole Wheat: moderate IgA, high IgG
  16. My wife has been feeling terrible all of 2014: bloating, loose bowels, floating, light coloured stools, general aching, abdominal cramping (especially LLQ), fatigue, loss of libido, feelings of depression and anxiety. Many symptoms started mid 2013, but they have gotten worse this year. She had a blood test for celiac, and here are the results: tTg-Iga Ab 5 tTg-IgG Ab 3 DGP-IgA Ab 162 DGP-IgG Ab 3 Result Range indication for tTG and DPG Negative < 20 Weak Positive 20-30 Moderate to Strong Positive >30 Test results: Positive Feelings towards test results: :,( My first question is: Could anything other than Celiac produce these results? How positive is the test (90%, 99%, 99.9%)? She will have a GI appointment where they will do a biopsy in a month or so (date not confirmed yet). So far this week, she has been off gluten and it seems already she has noticed improvement. The GI's office wants her to keep eating gluten until the appointment (the receptionist said that it might be an allergy and not Celiac). What are your thoughts? Can she just start eating gluten again a week before the appointment if need be, or does she have to feel terrible for another month? I'm sure she'll create her own account here soon, but I had a bit of time, so I thought I'd ask on her behalf. Thanks community.
  17. Hello all its very nice to be a new member to the form. I’m excited to see your feedback since most of you are experienced with this disease. I wanted to seek your advice and views. I wanted to ask because two years ago I was tested for celiac and the transglutaminase, IgA test came back a moderate positive. The doctor told me to dismiss it because my Gliadin Igg & Iga came back negative. The only problem was two months before I saw him I cut back on gluten because all of the abdominal discomfort pain, and a lot of other symptoms. Told me to go see an allergist because it was probably a food allergy, so I went and only Wheat came back on the skin prick test, but the allergist said he wasn’t sure because my skin was so reactive. The last doctor I saw said that the transglutaminase IGA is a very accurate test and that all my symptoms match celiac disease: stomach pains, constipation & diaherra, fatigue, joint pain/stiffness, muscle aches cramps & spasms, tingling in my feet and hands, dental eroding (lost two teeth), blisters inside my mouth, dry skin, weight loss (168- now 149), vit D deficiency in the past, and acne. Was a young active exercise guy never had any problems then all these issues began. Now my doc has me eating a gluten diet so I can be retested when I see the Gi. The only problem was that these last two weeks were hell bathroom wise, and now I don’t get as sick when I eat gluten but my other symptoms have got worst such as mood (depression/anxiety) and joint pain. He says I need to be retested because the last three years I have been off gluten but cheating here and there because I was told to not to worry about celiac, but I was off enough to throw off my testing. My question is, is it worth it to keep eating gluten to get tested again, or do I need to ignore the first doc and accept that I’m a celiac since of the transglutaminase IGA test? I mean I have been tested for every other imaginable disease or condition in the world, and all the doctors thought was that I’m crazy.
  18. I have been tested twice in the past two and a half years for Celiac Disease - once when I first visited a GI and again after having a baby. Both times my test results came back inconclusive. I have been gluten-free 100% since this past test because it makes me feel so much better. I know that there is non-Celiac gluten intolerance, and maybe I fall into that category. But what if I do have Celiac and those rare times when I get glutened are really harming my body? My GI told me that there are 16 or so markers to test for but that they could only test for two. Is that true?
  19. I have done some research and was wondering if a biopsy is really necessary for either of my boys. They are 3 and 6 and we do have a family history of Celiac. Here are their blood test results. Alex Deam Iga Index 212.3 Gliadin IgA postive Glia IgG Index 137.9 Gliadin IgG positive TTG IgA index greater than 100 TTG IgA AB positive Robert Deam Iga Index 115.5 Gliadin IgA postive Glia IgG Index 60.1 Gliadin IgG positive TTG IgA index greater than 100 TTG IgA AB positive I found this in a chat room and it got me thinking... "With Celiac, something like 98% of people who test positive for the TTG will indeed have a positive biopsy. In this study http://cat.inist.fr/?aModele=afficheN&cpsidt=16733112 , 48 out of 49 people with TTG > 100 had a positive celiac biopsy. This implies that there is no point doing the biopsy when TTG is > 100. For moderate TTG levels (between 20 and 100), 50% had positive biopsies, and were recommended to "continue to undergo biopsies" until diagnosed" . I would LOVE to hear your opinions.
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