Enterolab Results In !
Posted 31 July 2004 - 09:25 AM
Gluten sensitivity stool test
Fecal Antigliadin IgA 16 units (normal range<10 units)
Stool test for autoimmune reation to tissue trasglutaminase
Fecal Antitissure Transglutaminase IgA 13 units (normal range<10 units)
Stool test for small intestinal Malabsorption
Microscopic fecal fat score 166 units (normal range<300 units)
I am 34 years old and have had intestinal symptoms dating back to childhood. I was diognosed with IBD 10 years ago.
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Posted 31 July 2004 - 10:51 AM
If going gluten-free made you feel better, that is yet one more positive test result to throw in the mix. I'd stay gluten-free, were it me.
Inconclusive Blood Tests, Positive Dietary Results, No Endoscopy
G.F. - September 2003; C.F. - July 2004
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Posted 31 July 2004 - 11:01 AM
I had been taking probiotics and digestive enzymes over a year before I did the 'malabsorption' test. I was told that could have skewed my results, but I didn't know when I did the tests. You can read others' results under the Enterolabs topic, but here's mine for comparison (plus the interpretation):
Gluten Sensitivity Stool Test
Fecal Antigliadin IgA 14 Units (Normal Range <10 Units*)
Stool Test for Autoimmune Reaction to Tissue Transglutaminase
Fecal Antitissue Transglutaminase IgA 17 Units (Normal Range <10 Units)
Stool Test for Small Intestinal Malabsorption
Microscopic Fecal Fat Score: 132 Units (Normal Range < 300 Units)
Stool Test for Milk Sensitivity
Fecal anti-casein IgA antibody 12 Units (Normal Range <10 Units)
Gene Test for Gluten Sensitivity
Molecular Analysis: HLA-DQB1*0602, 0302
Serologic equivalent: HLA-DQ 1,3 (subtype 6,8)
Interpretation: Analysis of this stool sample indicates you have dietary gluten sensitivity, resulting in an associated autoimmune reaction to the human enzyme tissue transglutaminase, but no small intestinal malabsorption/damage. You also have antibodies to the main cow's milk protein, casein, and hence, you are immunologically sensitive to foods containing cow's milk.
HLA gene analysis reveals that you have a copy of one of the main genes that predisposes to gluten sensitivity and celiac sprue, HLA-DQ3, subtype 8 (HLA-DQ8). This genotype also can predispose to microscopic colitis and other autoimmune syndromes.
I've had celiac disease symptoms for 50 years and was given the 'IBS' MIS diagnosis 10 years ago. I hope that helps you understand your results better. Also write to Dr. Fine, if you have any questions. He will promptly answer your emails/questions.
Posted 31 July 2004 - 04:38 PM
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