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FreeMelly

Member Since 26 Nov 2012
Offline Last Active Jun 06 2014 10:12 AM
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Questions Regarding Enterolab Results/gene Test

01 May 2014 - 09:42 AM

I've been reading here quite a bit while impatiently awaiting my Enterolab test results. A year and a half ago, I had a negative blood test and biopsy, but that was after 13 months gluten free with only an 8 day gluten challenge. Since I have a son who is gluten sensitive and I've had digestive issues since I was two months old, I was really interested in the Enterolab tests. I feel better on a gluten free diet, but I still have some inflammation and disgestive issues, and Enterolab seemed like a reliable way to at least be pointed in the right direction to start elimination diets. (Other than gluten -- I've been gluten-free since October 2011 other than my 8 day gluten challenge in November 2012. Gluten is absolutely not an option for me)!

 

Anyway, my results are below. Here are my questions:

 

1) The gene stuff is really confusing. Although I understand I don't have the celiac genes, I do have two gluten sensitivity genes. I just get confused by the "DQ8" , "DQ2", DQ1, terms I see on this forum. I know I don't have DQ2 or DQ8, but which DQ do I have? In the end, it probably doesn't matter, but I'd like to know so when I hear people talking about a DQ-whatever, I'll know "Oh that's me!" :)

 

2) Since I don't have DQ2 or DQ8 genes, I can't be celiac right? Because I have elevated Anti-TTG and some major malabsorbtion going on. I thought that those were celiac things. Especially the Anti-TTG which indicates auto-immune reaction. I had read previously that non-celiac gluten intolerance didn't produce auto-immune reactions, but celiac -- and only celiac -- does produce auto-immune reaction to gluten. I'm probably missing something. 

 

In addition to gluten, I now have to change my diet to eliminate dairy and egg too. (And also walnut and oats, which I find amusing because I've eaten them maybe five times in my life. I hate them both! Not sure how I have been making antibodies to those). 

 

Anyway, I'd be interested in any thoughts or answers to these questions. Thanks!

 

A-2) Gluten/Antigenic Food Sensitivity Stool/Gene Panel

Fecal Anti-gliadin IgA      19 Units   (Normal Range is less than 10 Units)

Fecal Anti-casein (cow’s milk) IgA      12 Units   (Normal Range is less than 10 Units)

Fecal Anti-ovalbumin (chicken egg) IgA      10 Units   (Normal Range is less than 10 Units)

Fecal Anti-soy IgA      7 Units   (Normal Range is less than 10 Units)

HLA-DQB1 Molecular analysis, Allele 1      0303   

HLA-DQB1 Molecular analysis, Allele 2      0603   

Serologic equivalent: HLA-DQ   3,1  (Subtype 9,6)

Anti-TissueTransglutaminase Antibody

Fecal Anti-tissue Transglutaminase IgA      13 Units   (Normal Range is less than 10 Units)

C-1) Antigenic Food Sensitivity Stool Panel

Mean Value 11 Antigenic Foods      7 Units   (Normal Range is less than 10 Units)

 

Within each class of foods to which you displayed multiple reactions, the hierarchy of those reactions detected were as follows:

Grains:
Grain toward which you displayed the most immunologic reactivity: Oat

Nuts:
Nut toward which you displayed the most immunologic reactivity: Walnut

Fat Malabsorption Stool Test (Fecal Fat)

Quantitative Microscopic Fecal Fat Score      504 Units   (Normal Range is less than 300 Units)