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I have celiac blood test negative and no IgA deficiency but biopsy is positive. Any other way to confirm and is it possible to have these results??

Possibly. Gold standard is usually biopsy . The other ways to prove it would be to avoid BROW or gluten free diet including Barley Rye Oat Wheat products. If you get better then you've proven you have Gluten allergy. Read more...
Yes. biopsy for celiac disease is considered the "gold standard"for this condition.There is no need to look further. Read more...

I have negative celiac blood test and no IgA deficiency but biopsy shows chronic non-specific duodenitis and celiac symptoms are present. Need help.?

Multiple causes. You should work with your doc to find the alternative causes of these changes. Infections would be one treatable cause and there are likely others. A GI doc may be a good starting point. Read more...
Not very reliable. These tests show a high degree of false positives and negatives. No matter what the results, best to try a 100% gluten-free diet for at least 60 days. You may contact me at www.drkusher.com. for more info. Read more...
Be more specific. If IgA tTG was negative, there is a very little chance that you have celiac disease. However, other conditions may mimic gluten-sensitivity and some people may actually be allergic to wheat itself causing similar symptoms. The biopsy findings should be quite specific for gluten intolerance. What actually are your symptoms? Read more...

Anybody know much about this IgA deficiency?

Maybe no issue. Ig a is one of the 5 known immunoglobulins in human. Isolated IgA deficiency occurs in 1/500 of the population and is not usually associated with susceptibility to infections unless there is an igg deficiency as well. If you are healthy otherwise, don't worry about it. On the other hand, was the blood test obtained because she gets frequent sinus or lung infections in the first place? Read more...

What is IgA deficiency and does it need to be treated?

Common. Not usually . Common mild immune deficiency where most people are symptomatic and treatment is rarely needed. Read more...
Maybe no issue. Ig a is one of the 5 known immunoglobulins in human. Isolated IgA deficiency occurs in 1/500 of the population and is not usually associated with susceptibility to infections unless there is an igg deficiency as well. If you are healthy otherwise, don't worry about it. On the other hand, was the blood test obtained because she gets frequent sinus or lung infections in the first place? Read more...

What is the definition or description of: IgA deficiency?

IgA deficiency. Inability to make a class of antibody (IgA) that plays a major role in mucosal immunity (gut and respiratory tract predominantly). May result in recurrent infection, but is often discovered incidentally. May also forecast the development of a more severe immune problem called combined variable immune deficiency (CVID) or be a risk factor for an anaphylactic reaction to blood products with IgA. Read more...

Iga is 38mg/dl. My dr said it's not considered IgA deficiency and some people just fall below the average. True?

May be it is normal. Normal Values fall between 100 - 600 mg/dl.Many are below 100,but not considered deficiency in Iga, and are asymptomatic.But may need more screening like DOUBLE IMMUNODIFFUSION ASSAY TEST normal value is 2 - 4 mg/dl.If . Read more...