Just got the test results from the genetic testing today for DS. According to Prometheus Labs, here are his results:
Homozygous DQ2.5 (DQA1*05:DQB1*0201)
Apparently that puts him at the top of the risk scale. Anyway, can anyone recommend an easy website for me to read to so I can easily explain this to my hubby (who is not Celiac). I didn't have any genetic testing done when I was diagnosed, so I don't know much about it. And I'm not too scientifically inclined, so I basically need Celiac Genetics for Dummies
I know there are a lot of super smart folks on this board who know a lot about the genetic side of the disease, so I am hoping you can help me out.
Also, fyi for those looking into getting the genetic testing done. My insurance wouldn't pay for the genetic testing unless DS already had a positive blood test or biopsy. (Even though we would already know he had the disease at that point and wouldn't really need the genetic test to confirm ) Anyway, Prometheus has a financial assistance program for those who qualify. We didn't qualify for that but they are going to give me a 30% discount if I don't file anything through insurance (including the cost of drawing the labs) and pay within 30 days. So there are two options to make it a little bit cheaper for those who think they can't afford it.
Thanks for your help.