Dar, I don't think many docs would diagnose you just on the basis of a blood test. I was reading comments others left and they do raise some good points. It is interesting that it is an antibody to a yeast and certainly could provoke some interesting postulations about why this is so. Certainly, gut permeability seems a likely explanation but that probably only happens if you have some degree of inflammation. While biopsies go to the microscopic level, there could be chemical messenger problems that biopsies cannot see. The study, while small, did not find any positives in the normal (control) group. It would be nice to see a larger study. Many use these tests as a predictor of disease severity from what I read, especially in the pediatric population. It is interesting to chat about though.
diagnosed 1/09 with "diverticular colitis" ?? location: sigmoid colon
localized scleroderma & IBS, low thyroid,claritin, advair, singulair, lisinopril, progesterone, colazal, fish oil, synthroid,
zoloft, wellbutrin, VSL#3 probiotic, Vit. D
Blood test positive for Crohn's via prometheus ibd serology panel