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What is Ser tiss transglutaminase lev-(BTO) blood test?

I have done blood test on 11th January could anyone explain what is Ser tiss transglutaminase lev -(BTO) and it shows as 0.2 U/ml (0.00-6.90U/mL) .could anyone explain are my levels ok and what should I do if they need increasment ?thank you

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Ari3,

Serum tissue tranglutaminase is a blood test to determine gluten intolerance. Your result is very low so you don't have gluten intolerance (Coeliac Disease).

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But if I have Hashimoto I have to go gluten free anyway as I heard it helps to lower the attack am I right?

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Ari3,

A lot of members have found a 100% gluten-free diet helpful in reducing Hashi flares, symptoms and antibodies.

chriskresser.com/the-gluten...

thyroiduk.org.uk/tuk/about_...

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Thanks Clutter I have also HbA1c level -IFCC standardised -BTO test which says 36.6mmol/mol (20.00-42.00mmol/mol) any clues ?

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Ari3,

It's a diabetes blood test. Your result is low and rules out diabetes.

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It says on my blood tests that ranges from 48 is diabetics

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Ari3,

Your HbA1c is only 36.6 so you're not diabetic.

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Oh thanks god :) if I maintain healthy diet I should be fine :) I have cut lots of sweets

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It's a test for coeliac disease. You are in the normal range so don't appear to have it.

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But regardless of negative testing for coeliac, an immense number of thyroid patients find gluten free diet helps significantly.

Gluten intolerance can be as bad as coeliac, but doesn't show in a coeliac test at all

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On 15th March I have made an appoitment with nutritional specialists and I will have BIM scan on food intolerance & digestive function test,vitamin and mineral deficiencies and hormon balance test.i have also done food intolerance test on Wowcher app for £19 by sending my sample of hair ! I am going gluten free soy free and wheat free.

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