Newly diagnosed and daughter got panel of labs done. Her IgA was 204mg/dl, normal range per lab is a high of 171. Is this the test that points toward celiac disease or what does this mean? The tissue IGA is not in yet. Thank you!
Hi @cnagreen the right thing to do would be to discuss the finding with a doctor because they had a reason for ordering it.
IgA test can help doctors diagnose problems with the immune system, intestines, and kidneys. It may be done in kids who have recurrent infections. It’s also used to evaluate autoimmune conditions, such as rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, and probably many other things such as celiac and a host of other things. You could have elevated iga from allergies.
Breathe, talk to the doc and I Hope everyone is ok
As @joe said, you really need to discuss this with your doctor. S/he is the one who will give you the diagnosis.
Since your daughter is newly diagnosed her doctor will be ordering tests you are probably unfamiliar with, and recommending certain treatments. As they do, ask questions. Tests are often repeated in a regular basis, and in time you’ll be familiar with what they measure, what’s “in range,” and what to do to improve those that aren’t.