IBD 7 Results ASCA IgG high

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dsam
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   Posted 2/19/2009 2:51 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Everyone
 
Last week my doctor calls me and says everything is ok with the chrons test i took.
 
This week after seeing the detailed paperwork, doctor says that i might have something even thought the ibd7 test says negative
 
He didnt specifically tell me anything except that my ASCA IgG: 43 (reference is <40.0)
 
Everything else falls to within norms.
 
Does anyone know what this is or means?
 
Any help would be appreciated before i go for my appt next week.
 
thanks!

ExJohnson
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   Posted 2/19/2009 4:41 PM (GMT -7)   
I think ASCA is an antibody in the blood that attacks a particular bacteria that is sometimes very prevelant in Crohn's patients. But I'm not sure if high levels indicate Crohn's or the opposite.
I am a pre-30yr. old who has been diagnosed with Crohn's for 14 years.  Symptoms change from cramping and weight loss to severe anemia with fatigue and diarrhea. 
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dsam
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   Posted 2/19/2009 6:13 PM (GMT -7)   
Im really not sure what it is.
 
Ive had a colonoscopy and a sigmoidoscopy both negative for chrons.
 
Its just that ASCA IgG thats a bit high. The IgA is normal.
 
Thanks
 

kunglao
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   Posted 2/19/2009 7:53 PM (GMT -7)   
ASCA are the protein that rise high in patients with crohns disease. Yours are little over, but still need to confirm
with biopsies. A test call IBD Serology 7 are 90% accurate.

dsam
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   Posted 2/19/2009 8:30 PM (GMT -7)   
I took that test and he told me the results are negative but that particular protein is over the reference point.

sleepydad
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   Posted 5/7/2009 12:57 PM (GMT -7)   
 
hope this helps. I've been reading up.

J123
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   Posted 7/15/2012 10:15 AM (GMT -7)   
thanks

J123
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   Posted 7/15/2012 10:16 AM (GMT -7)   
I have the exact same problem..asca igg was high.. iga was normal...past all other tests for chrons. I just went to the doctor for a physical and now I  have done 5 different tests including colonoscopy..pill cam..Doctor says I am fine.. Only symptoms I have is slight constipation sometimes. Also have a sudden increase in acne which is strange for 28yrs old. Please I would love to hear a update on this subject from anyone. I know all the info online says 95 percent conclusive for crohns so I have been super stressed.

jeanneac
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   Posted 2/19/2015 2:37 PM (GMT -7)   
I had strongly positive ASCA antibodies about 5 years ago when I had a rare form of colitis they "said" was diverticular colitis. I had to have surgery and was symptoms free for about 4 years but now, I am having symptoms again. I don't even want to go in for all the darn testing again. I think I have crohn's in there somewhere. I have joint pain, fatigue, and occasional low grade fevers. My rheumatologist thinks they missed the crohn's somehow. I hear sometimes it can be hard to find unless it's pretty prominent in the biopsy.
d 1/09 with colitis sigmoid colon with some diverticular disease as well, Colon resection Nov. 2010, in remission for 4 years but think it's coming back-:))))))
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Novomi
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   Posted 11/19/2016 1:16 PM (GMT -7)   
If you have high levels of ASCA and your acne flares when you have issues, you should find a well-educated specialist to investigate the possibility of Behçet's disease. "Acne" is a common manifestation, and it can be accompanied by gastrointestinal problems. Higher than normal ASCA levels can indicate Behçet's as well, but it's ultimately a diagnosis of exclusion. Are you near any good teaching hospitals? If so, I would do some digging to see if anyone familiar with Behçet's can see you.
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