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Old 11-10-2015, 10:28 AM   #1
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Default Test results...I think I'm good?

Good morning! I'm sure my doc will be calling or sending a letter of explanation but can someone briefly explain what my results mean? Thanks everyone!
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Old 11-10-2015, 05:36 PM   #2
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Your doctor should be able to confirm this but I think that you are fine - both your anti-transglutaminase IgA and IgG levels are well within the normal range.
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Old 11-11-2015, 07:00 AM   #3
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--while the transglutaminase tests are more specific for celiac--they are the tests that are most closely associated with villious damage to the small intestine--they do have about a 20% false negative rate . . .

Generally, in a celiac panel, the more sensitive but less specific anti-gliadin IgG and IgA tests will also be ordered, as well as an assay of total IgA, as a minority of people with congenitally low IgA may not get accurate results on tests of those antibody classes.
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Old 11-12-2015, 07:06 AM   #4
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Thanks guys! I was thinking both of those points but wanted to make sure I was on the right track. 😀
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Old 02-09-2016, 01:27 PM   #5
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Good morning! I'm sure my doc will be calling or sending a letter of explanation but can someone briefly explain what my results mean? Thanks everyone!
that is far from complete testing, specifically, without total IgA the IgA level is meaningless.
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Old 02-22-2016, 09:55 AM   #6
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Hi all! I struggle with severe itchy acne and get rashes on my face that burn and are itchy . I have digestive issues as well struggle with neurological issues. I thought maybe it was a gluten intolerance ? A previous blood work also showed that I had low iron levels. Here are my recent blood work tests
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Old 02-23-2016, 07:03 AM   #7
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Default Nothing here that would really point specifically to celiac--

--although I notice you did not have, at least in this panel, testing for anti-glidain IgA and IgG (the latter in particular is the most sensitive, though least specific, test for gluten problems; the anti-transglutaminase IgA, which you did have, is the test most closely associated with damage to villi in celiac).

If you are not a vegetarian (hey, even if you are), the B12 level does seem a bit lower than optimal (that 221 minimal level is really outdated as per most modern researchers). Your low alkaline phosphatase might also be due to some form of mineral/vitamin malabsorption, though there are many reasons for that.

Depending on your symptoms it might be worth further investigation--especially if your rashes resemble the celiac associated dermatitis hepatiformis:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dermatitis_herpetiformis

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Yeah I am vegetarian ( vegan actually ) ! Thanks for the quick reply !
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Old 02-24-2016, 04:15 AM   #9
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did you test for celiacs disease?
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Old 02-25-2016, 07:13 AM   #10
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No, I haven't done any more tests but I have eliminated gluten in the past couple of days and I really do feel much better and my rash is slowly going away.
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