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Doctor insights on: Endomysial Ab Scr Ig A W Reflex Titer

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My 13y/o daughter lab results r high ttg IgA 66 endomysial scr IgA positive and endomysial ab titer high at 1:40 what does all this mean?Dr r/o celiac

My 13y/o daughter lab results r high ttg IgA 66 endomysial scr IgA positive and endomysial ab titer high at 1:40 what does all this mean?Dr r/o celiac

Likely: Does she have any symptoms (gastrointestinal, weight loss, anemia etc)? If she does, she should stay off gluten. If no symptoms, then it is more difficult to have definite answer although ideally she should avoid all gluten products. ...Read more

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Significance of mildly low IgG(691; 700-1600) & mildly high IgA(400; 90-386)? IgM ok. No monoclonal protein on serum electropho/immunofix & not getting sick more often. Am I immunocompromised? Will rabies vaccine fail? Titer >.5 IU/ml in Oct 2015.

Significance of mildly low IgG(691; 700-1600) & mildly high IgA(400; 90-386)? IgM ok. No monoclonal protein on serum electropho/immunofix & not getting sick more often. Am I immunocompromised? Will rabies vaccine fail? Titer >.5 IU/ml in Oct 2015.

Blood tests: There are a few diseases that leap out from blood tests. Most of the time, however, blood tests don't tell the doctor much on their own. These results fall into the second group, not very specific. Your remark that you are not getting sick more often is the best indication that your immune system is working well. ...Read more

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My serum test is negative for endomysial antibody iga, ttg tissue transglutasminase iga, gliadin antibody igg. But positive for gliadin antibody iga?

My serum test is negative for endomysial antibody  iga, ttg tissue transglutasminase iga, gliadin antibody igg. But positive for gliadin  antibody iga?

Treat the person: Lab tests mean nothing in isolation, and have many false positives and false negatives. The decision to make a trial of a gluten-free diet will be between you and your gastroenterologist or dermatologist based on the big picture. ...Read more

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Ana titer with reflex to ifa of 1:320 and neg for antibody tests what does that mean? Pattern was speckled and homogeneos

Ana titer with reflex to ifa of 1:320 and neg for antibody tests what does that mean? Pattern was speckled and homogeneos

See details: You have a positive ANA which is a screening test for lupus. However, it is positive in numerous other diseases and even in normal people. See a rheumatologist to determine what it means. ...Read more

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My teen had ANA test but now dr is saying we need a "reflex titer" blood test. What is it and does that mean ANA positive?

Suggestive of auto-: Immune disorder. A high concentration of anti-nuclear antibody is one indicator or auto-immune disease. Titer is one expression for concentration of a particular antibody. See this site for info on ana: http://www.Nlm.Nih.Gov/medlineplus/ency/article/003535.Htm. ...Read more

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Had HSV DNA PCR test with CSF? Negative. Also had HSV 1/2 antibody (IgM), IFA with reflex to Titer, CSF. Negative. Can I still have HSV 1 or 2?

Had HSV DNA PCR test with CSF?  Negative.  Also had HSV 1/2 antibody (IgM), IFA with reflex to Titer, CSF. Negative. Can I still have HSV 1 or 2?

No HSV in CNS: With these tests, you're obviously under a doctor's care, maybe including an infectious diseases specialist or neurologist. They can answer these questions best. But these results effectively rule out HSV infection of your central nervous system. Something else is causing the problem. That said, the HSV IgM test is notoriously unreliable. You probably also had an IgG test, probably negative. ...Read more

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Im wondering if you can tell me what the ratio is for normal gluten levels on a blood test. This is mine glidan/gluten IgA ab 36 h2?

Im wondering if you can tell me what the ratio is for normal gluten levels on a blood test.     This is mine glidan/gluten IgA ab  36 h2?

Testing for gluten: Sensitivity can be tricky, and should be done by a physician with the context of a good clinical history of diet and symptoms. The best way to definitively identify gluten sensitivity is to have a trial of exposure to gluten followed by endoscopy and biopsy of the small bowel. If there is good exposure to gluten and the small bowel is normal, then it is unlikely to be gluten sensitivity. ...Read more

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My 9yr old daughters GLIADIN IGA AB (DEAMIDATED was 148. No symptoms. Can test be wrong? Repeat test b4 jumping into invasive procedures?

My 9yr old daughters GLIADIN IGA AB (DEAMIDATED was 148. No symptoms. Can test be wrong?  Repeat test b4 jumping into invasive procedures?

Retest: I think if your daughter is still consuming an IgA tTG test would be more informative. You can also get a genetic test done to confirm her susceptability to celiac disease before jumping into a small intestine biopsy. ...Read more