|Test Name||Result||Ref Range|
|Endomysial Antibody IgA||Negative||Negative|
|Gliadin Antibodies IgA||< 1.0||< 20.0 U|
|Gliadin Antibodies IgG||< 1.0||< 20.0 U|
|Tissue Transglutaminase IgG||3.0||< 20.0 U|
|Tissue Transglutaminase IgA||7.3||< 20.0 U|
The first test, Endomysial Antibody IgA (EMA) is considered very specific for celiac disease, with almost no false positives or false negatives according to a Canadian study.
All tests were performed in a Mayo Clinic laboratory.
It appears that I DO NOT have celiac disease, although there are still two unresolved questions:
- I had been on a gluten-free diet for two months before these tests were drawn. Should I have eaten wheat before the tests, as a "gluten challenge"?
- Is it still possible that I have a subclinical case of celiac disease that causes inflammation if I eat gluten?
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