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I had a DNA test done & got results of having two copies of a genetic variant (HLA-DQ8), I've also been diagnosed with Leaky Gut before, (Ulcerative Colitis as well.) ...Does this mean that I have Celiac? 

 

 

 

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It means you have the potential for developing celiac. Many folks have the genetic variants but do not have celiac... some develop it eventually, some do not. So, now you know it is possible for you to develop celiac, get tested for the disease. You need to be eating gluten during the testing stage. 

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Some 30% of the population carries the genes that could develop into celiac disease.  Only a very few actually do.  The genetic test is usually used to rule out celiac disease.  

If you have Ulcerative Colitis, your GI should or can screen you for celiac disease.  

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