I usually post on the UC site since my daughter was diagnosed with UC a year ago. Upon diagnosis she was tested for Celiac and it was negative. She has been gluten free pretty much since diagnosis and it didn't seem to make a difference to her UC symptoms at all. We have tried MANY dietary modifications and recently decided to "give up" (she still has a very healthy diet) but reintroduced bread as a "treat". Her new GI wanted to recheck her celiac status and so ran an ELISA transgutiminase IGG test. The top of the range was 20 and her level was 26. I don't know how definitive this test is or what this means - is it high enough for a diagnosis of celiac disease or possibly a "leaky gut" sensitivity due to her UC and her body reacting to gluten. Very confusing - any help very much appreciated.
PS, sorry I forgot the add that her IGA levels were low (less than five out of 16 I believe)?
Post Edited (killcolitis) : 10/22/2010 7:29:41 AM (GMT-6)