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Anyone here have positive IgA-ttg value

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created March 29, 2012 at 6:37 PM

Just curious, anyone else had this serum test done for gluten sensitivity? What was the outcome and if you had a biopsy what did it show? What have you decided to do about it?

As for me, my first test was 30 with 20 being positive. My second test 6mo later was 47. I decided to stop eating wheat altogether. 6mo later it was down to 17 or high normal and neurological and digestive problems (tender belly, loose stools, gastroparesis, and paresthesia) disappeared.

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on May 12, 2012
at 05:10 PM

we rarely eat out. and when we do, we chose local places we have a great gluten free relationship with. where there is a will, there is always a way. it may not be the easy way, but it's a way. :) also, those dressing and sauces you are concerned about are usually not paleo anyways (vegetable oils in dressing, soy, dairy). steer clear of those and your likelihood of avoiding gluten goes up.

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on March 30, 2012
at 08:06 PM

You still have to be careful when you go out though. Foods that look Paleo friendly may have gluten, like salad dressings (vinegar or thickeners), soy sauce, teriyaki sauce, etc.

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on March 30, 2012
at 08:04 PM

Insurance rejected the other tests. My IgA was abnormally high the first time and high normal the second. I didn't have it retested after that. Gamma globulin was elevated both times I think but no monoclonal band.

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on March 29, 2012
at 10:16 PM

Weren't you tested for either Deamidated Giladin Ab or Immunoglubulin A, Quantitative, Serum? Were you positive there, too?

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on March 29, 2012
at 10:14 PM

Ok, mine is Labcorp and it says for tTG IgA: 0-3 (negative); 4-10 (weak positive); >10 (positive). I tested <2, so I'm "negative". Based on this scale, you'd be strong positive.

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on March 29, 2012
at 08:21 PM

Yup TTG, measured in U/mL I believe. Positive values are lab specific. I guess people in Boston eat a lot of wheat!

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on March 29, 2012
at 07:43 PM

Are you sure it was TTG IgA? Measured in U/mL? Over 4 is considered positive. Maybe you're talking about Delamidated Giladin IgA? That's the one positive at 20. No units given for DG IgA.

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on March 30, 2012
at 12:47 AM

I tested positive over two years ago. I can't quote the values. I never got a biopsy done. The expense and possible recovery time wasn't going to change my prognosis if it was auto immune or genetic celiacs. I cut my ties with gluten and have been all the better for it. We started going paleo in mid-feb this year and I love it. I never have to wonder about gluten in my food anymore. It's ALL gluten free.

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on March 30, 2012
at 08:06 PM

You still have to be careful when you go out though. Foods that look Paleo friendly may have gluten, like salad dressings (vinegar or thickeners), soy sauce, teriyaki sauce, etc.

9d7a2890e681e7a0950950489aa569a9

on May 12, 2012
at 05:10 PM

we rarely eat out. and when we do, we chose local places we have a great gluten free relationship with. where there is a will, there is always a way. it may not be the easy way, but it's a way. :) also, those dressing and sauces you are concerned about are usually not paleo anyways (vegetable oils in dressing, soy, dairy). steer clear of those and your likelihood of avoiding gluten goes up.

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