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mom23bbg

Member Since 07 Nov 2012
Offline Last Active Nov 13 2012 10:07 AM
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Test Result Interpretation Help Please!

08 November 2012 - 10:52 AM

Hi,
I am new here. My 5 yr old son was negative for all celiac disease bloodwork in 2010 and July 2012. He used to have mild GI symptoms that improved drastically after determining he is lactose intolerant, but he still had some ongoing, occassional issues until I realized that he also has an issue with fructose. I'm happy to report that since I started limiting his fructose intake in August, all of his symptoms have completely resolved and he is doing well, gaining weight, and growing :) I should mention that he was borderline anemic in July (10.8hgb) that has gone up to 12.2 with a low dose iron supplement. Likewise, since I started limiting his fructose, his appetite has increased tenfold (he never was hungry before!) and he is the happiest I've ever seen him. All of this has really made me believe in the fructose malabsorption diagnosis.
We have seen 2 GIs (NJ/NYC) and both were not concerned with celiac disease any longer; they felt we had ruled that out. Both agreed that if I saw complete resolution of symptoms with the new low fructose diet, that is it. However, my pediatrician decided to throw a wrench in the works and said, "Why don't we do the DNA testing for celiac disease? It will show us for certain that he doesn't have the gene and you can forget about it." Well, now I get these results. And of course, the pediatrican doesn't know how to interpret them other than to read the paper to me and tell me that not everyone with the gene will get celiac disease. I'd also like to know what these results may mean for my other 2 children (healthy).
Please help! I'm waiting to hear from the specialist.
Thank you so much in advance.

Lab Corp results:

Celiac HLA-DQ Result

DQ Alpha 1 01, 03

DQ Beta 1 03:02, 05

Interpretation:
These genes are permissive for celiac disease. The absence of HLA celiac permissive genes would make the presence of celiac disease unlikely. However, these genes can also be present in the normal population.