My Sons' Test Results
Posted 06 September 2011 - 06:01 PM
My other son does not have celiac but he does have a gene for it. So he will be gluten-free to lower his risk of developing it.
Actually, at home the whole family will be gluten-free, but when we're out I know I only need to watch for one child to not have gluten.
I'm happy. Of course if my wish came true then none of my kids would have the gene, but I'm not complaining.
I am so glad I had them tested along with the genetic test.
Posted 10 September 2011 - 10:29 AM
Posted 11 September 2011 - 06:49 AM
Also, there is increased recognition that there are other genes involved in the development of celiac disease which are not routinely tested for, especially in non-European populations (check out pubmed.gov for abstracts and references referring to this). So, absence of the DQ2 and/or DQ8 antigens does not guarantee that one will not develop celiac disease.
Posted 11 September 2011 - 07:18 AM
Gluten-Free since November 2010
GAPS Diet since January/February 2011
me - not tested for celiac - currently doing a gluten challenge since 11/26/2011
partner - not tested for celiac
ds - age 11, hospitalized 9/2010, celiac dx by gluten reaction & genetics. No biopsy or blood as we were already gluten-free by the time it was an option.
dd - age 12.5, not celiac, has Tourette's syndome
both kids have now-resolved attention issues.
Posted 12 September 2011 - 05:58 AM
Celiac disease(positive blood work/biopsy- 10/2008), gluten free oat intolerent, Hashimoto's Thyroiditis/Disease, Raynaud's Disease
celiac disease(positive IgA tTG, no biopsy- 11/2010)
repeated negative bloodwork and negative EGD/biopsy. Started on a gluten free trial(8/2011). He has decided to stay gluten free due to all of the improvements he has experienced on the diet.
Posted 17 September 2011 - 07:44 PM
My one son has DQ2. My others have neither and the Dr. told me they have a 95% to 98% percent of not getting celiac but that it is possible to get it without those genes.
I had the gene test done at the Dr's office. It was a blood draw.
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