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smartykat

Can Anyone Help Interpret Celiac Genetics Results?

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Hello, everyone, this is my first time posting in the forums, but I have found so much useful information on celiac.com that I feel confident in asking for help.  I have been a long time sufferer of IBS-D, but my GI doctor wanted to test for celiac because I have so many symptoms of the disease, and my flare ups are almost completely under control when I'm on a gluten-free diet.  I had a celiac genetics test done through Quest, which was sent out to UCLA, and the results are a bit confusing:

 

Locus

DNA Typing Result

 

NMDP Code

 

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Allele

Allele

 

 

 

DQB1*

03

06

03:ACBGS

06:ABXCF

High risk antigen HLA-DQ2 ABSENT

High risk antigen HLA-DQ8 ABSENT

DQA1*

01

02:01

01:ARSW

02:01

 

 
I can see that I was negative for DQ2 & DQ8, which most likely means it's not celiac, but I am interested to know if I might have any of the other antigens that may indicate gluten sensitivity (DQ1, etc.)  I did have a blood test done prior to this, which was negative, but also showed I was IGA deficient so my doctor said it was no good.  For that test I had to do a gluten challenge for 6 weeks because I had been on a gluten-free diet.  I went back on the gluten-free diet after the blood test so there is really nothing else that can be done at this point.
 
I am fine not being diagnosed with celiac or gluten sensitivity.  I know how luten makes me feel, and after 30+ years of suffering I am so relieved to find a simple solution that works for me!  I do have children with GI issues, though, so having any information to help them would be fantastic.  If anyone can make sense of the alleles in this lab result, I really appreciate it.  Thanks!

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