A member asked:

I recently had a celiac panel done and it came back negative. however the immunoglobulin a, qn, serum level was low at 59. is this serious?

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Dr. John Chiu answered

Unlikely: Low IgA occurs in about 1/333 people. Most people with this isolated deficiency do not have problem. A very low IgA level may make a celiac test based on IgA antibody false-negative- ie. The disease is there but the test fails to detect it. However yours is not low enough.

Answered 3/23/2015

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