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Hi all,

 

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 :rolleyes:

 

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 :angry: )  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.

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Hi all,

 

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 :rolleyes:

 

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 :angry: )  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.

I'm curious what they charged. Quest charges about $370 plus $20 blood draw fee if they do it. I submitted it to my insurance but not sure if they will pay.

Sometimes, the cost of filing and waiting and trying to get info from the doctor to submit, etc can take 6-12 months so it makes sense to get a discount for paying cash.

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Thanks shadowicewolf.  That is exactly what I needed. 

 

Kareng - Promethus charges $650 for just the labwork.  Your doctor has to order the kit and do the blood draw, so there's a separate fee there.  Luckily we were getting blood drawn for his ADD meds at the same time and I managed to get a two for one.  So it's going to cost me about $450 in the end.  Pricey, but well worth it for my peace of mind.

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Hi all,

 

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 :rolleyes:

 

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 :angry: )  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.

If hubby is dad, he contributed one of those DQ2.5s

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