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Member Since 04 Dec 2012
Offline Last Active Mar 21 2013 07:17 AM

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In Topic: Totally Confused On Genetic Test Results- Please Help?

01 February 2013 - 12:18 PM

Hi lobbyart - Did your parents go through the same doctor/lab for testing that you went through? You seem to have 1 copy (alpha and beta chains) of DQ2.5 and 1 copy (alpha and beta chains) of DQ2.2. Each parent has the capacity to give you 1 copy. Since you have 2 copies, both of your parents have at least 1 copy of DQ2. They cannot skip generations! Somewhere along the line, I'd wonder about the validity of tests... and whether you could get your hands on the exact results of your parents' gene tests...?

Good luck, keep us posted!


Thank you so much, Laura. Those results were unreadable to me! I really appreciate your help on this. So that would make me homozygous for DQ2?

I wish they'd just give us plain english... :)

In Topic: Benefits Of Gluten Challenge Before Genetic Testing?

07 December 2012 - 11:04 AM

Thanks, Cara. My doc wants to avoid having me suffer as much as possible, so she wanted to try the initial antibody tests, knowing that they would probably come out negative.

I guess I'll know to question the genetic test results when they come... I'm sure you can all understand my unwillingness to gluten myself!

In Topic: Benefits Of Gluten Challenge Before Genetic Testing?

07 December 2012 - 07:26 AM

Thanks psawyer... I know that the genetic test won't diagnose, but I guess I was curious as to why it isn't done first to find out whether it's even possible I have it before I put myself through the awfulness of eating gluten again. It's helpful to know it isn't conclusive, though.

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