Test Results - Confused
Posted 10 January 2013 - 04:08 PM
I tested positive for DQ2 and negative for DQ8, but it says I test negative for ALL the antibodies (tTg, IgA, etc.)
Gluten deals me fits so I know it's my problem; do my results point more towards Celiac Disease or a higher intolerance to gluten? (Either way, I've almost completely cut it from my diet. I had to ease into it since cold turkey always guarantees a relapse for me.)
Posted 10 January 2013 - 04:38 PM
Roughly 30% of population carries DQ2 and 5% of population carries DQ8.
Neither statistic means much if you fell better without gluten. As long as you have had the full panel of antibody tests - it is time to remove ALL gluten for three months (six is better) to monitor symptom improvement.
Hang in there -- seems like you are on the right track
Undiagnosed Celiac Disease ~ 43 years
3/26/09 gluten-free - dignosed celiac - blood 3/3/09, biopsy 3/26/09, double DQ2 / single DQ8 positive
10/25/13 - MCAD
Health history since celiac diagnosis became too long -- moved to the "about me" section of my profile
My children and I all have multiple copies of the genes for Celiac Disease, along with large variety of symptoms/resolution gluten-free
Current tally from me, three kids and two grands: 4 diagnosed with Celiac Disease, 2 NCGS
Get PROPERLY tested BEFORE REMOVING GLUTEN.
ALWAYS independently research health related information found on internet forums/blogs.
"LTES" a Gem
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