What will my Celiac Disease Screening Test results tell me?
Your results will tell you if you have certain antibodies that may indicate celiac disease. These antibodies include total immunoglobulin A (IgA), tissue transglutaminase immunoglobulin A (tTG-IgA), and deamidated gliadin peptide immunoglobulin G (DGP-IgG, included only as needed). When you have celiac disease and ingest gluten, your immune system reacts by releasing these antibodies, which cause inflammation and damage your small intestine. You may have celiac disease if you have these antibodies along with symptoms. Only a healthcare provider or specialist can confirm celiac disease by performing additional tests and reviewing your medical history and symptoms.