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Geneteic Testing In Canada?


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#1 Felidae

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Posted 19 November 2009 - 03:29 PM

I'm sure this has been posted in the past. Does anyone know if there are any Canadian companies doing genetic testing for celiac? Have any Canadians had genetic testing done? Were you happy with the process? Does anyone know what these companies do with your genetic information after?

I've been gluten-free for over four years, but I'm curious about my genes.

Thanks in advance.
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Blood tests both negative (or inconclusive?) for celiac (in 2002 and 2004)

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#2 Nadia2009

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Posted 19 November 2009 - 07:14 PM

I'm sure this has been posted in the past. Does anyone know if there are any Canadian companies doing genetic testing for celiac? Have any Canadians had genetic testing done? Were you happy with the process? Does anyone know what these companies do with your genetic information after?

I've been gluten-free for over four years, but I'm curious about my genes.

Thanks in advance.



I know someone who had it done but by EnteroLab and he is happy with it. I heard that there are companies doing the gene tests in Canada but they only do the celiac genes (HLA-DQ2?), not the gluten sensitive non-celiac genes (DQ1...DQ3?). Now, the whole gene testing is new to me and I may be wrong somewhere. In that case, I ask others to correct me.
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May 2009: IgG abnormal (not tested for full panel)
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Dec 2012: chronic fatigue and leaky gut.
Feb 2012: IgG reactions to almond, amaranth, sesame, sunflower, dairy, eggs, beans and of course gluten.
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Posted 05 December 2009 - 02:25 PM

I had it done thru Enterolab, dollar's close to par so won't be too bad expense wise.
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Enterolab:
Fecal Anti-gliadin IgA 11 Units (Normal Range <10 Units)
Fecal Anti-tissue Transglutaminase IgA 18 Units (Normal Range <10 Units)
Quantitative Microscopic Fecal Fat Score <300 Units (Normal Range <300 Units)
Fecal Anti-casein (cow’s milk) IgA 9 Units (Normal Range <10 Units)
Serologic equivalent: HLA-DQ 1,1 (Subtype 5,5)
(this makes sense, my mother had MS)


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#4 JillianLindsay

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Posted 06 December 2009 - 05:48 PM

I had mine done through my GI doc and it was covered by provincial health insurance.

Jillian


I'm sure this has been posted in the past. Does anyone know if there are any Canadian companies doing genetic testing for celiac? Have any Canadians had genetic testing done? Were you happy with the process? Does anyone know what these companies do with your genetic information after?

I've been gluten-free for over four years, but I'm curious about my genes.

Thanks in advance.


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Posted 14 December 2009 - 01:38 PM

I had mine done through my GI doc and it was covered by provincial health insurance.

Jillian

That's great! I'm pretty sure Alberta healthcare would not pay a cent for genetic testing. Alberta has some serious issues right now in it's healthcare as a whole. No big deal, I think I'll look into Enterolab.
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Tapioca intolerant
First cousin dx'd with Celiac Disease
Grandmother died of malnutrition b/c everything made her sick... sounds like celiac to me.
Gluten-free since June 2005
Dx with IBS February 2005
Blood tests both negative (or inconclusive?) for celiac (in 2002 and 2004)


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