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What is the TTG (Tssue Transglutaminase) test for?

Q: I am 27 years old woman, mother of a 9 months old baby. I am having an upset stomach for the last 2 years. I have diarrhoea and pass white mucus with stools. I also have a feeling of incomplete bowel movement, gas, bloating, etc. The doctors says it is IBS. He has recommended a TTG test whose results show 6u/ml. I am worried; what is this test for?

A:TTG (Tssue Transglutaminase) is a test done to diagnose coeliac disease. You should discuss the test with your doctor (the normal range of the test should be on the lab report). If there is a strong suspicion of coeliac disease, you should have a duodenal biopsy to confirm the diagnosis.

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