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Well, I got my Enterolab results back. I'm not sure how to interpret things, though. If anyone has insights into this, let me know. Things were positive, which I suppose I expected, though.

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Gluten Sensitivity Testing

Fecal Antigliadin IgA 24 Units (Normal Range <10 Units)

Fecal Antitissue Transglutaminase IgA 19 Units (Normal Range <10 Units)

Microscopic Fecal Fat Score: 67 Units (Normal Range < 300 Units)

HLA-DQ Gene Molecular analysis: HLA-DQB1*0201, 0604

Food Sensitivity Testing

Fecal anti-casein (cow's milk) IgA antibody 22 Units (Normal Range <10 Units)

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There was also another statement about the genes which I don't understand compared to the molecular analysis statement above:

HLA gene analysis reveals that you have a genotype containing the main gene that predisposes to gluten sensitivity and celiac sprue: HLA-DQB1*0201 (HLA-DQ2) and/or HLA-DQB1*0302 (HLA-DQ8).

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Does anyone have a clue what all this might mean?

I also appear to have an above normal range results for casein.....I'm wondering if continuing to eat some casein would also do damage to the intestines.

This is sort of depressing overall because if I have to cut out all dairy and all gluten, that's kind of dismal for me. After getting these results my hubby and I went out to dinner and I pigged out on French bread, baked potato w/sour cream, and a strudel dessert. I'll be paying for this tomorrow...and the next day too, probably. I don't know why I did this. Rebellion against the diagnosis perhaps??? :(:(:(

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Gluten Sensitivity Testing

Fecal Antigliadin IgA 24 Units (Normal Range <10 Units)

Positive for Antigliadin IgA

Fecal Antitissue Transglutaminase IgA 19 Units (Normal Range <10 Units)

Positive for Antitissue Transglutaminase IgA

Microscopic Fecal Fat Score: 67 Units (Normal Range < 300 Units)

No damage in the intestines yet

HLA-DQ Gene Molecular analysis: HLA-DQB1*0201, 0604

You have DQ2, one of the two main genes for celiac disease

Food Sensitivity Testing

Fecal anti-casein (cow's milk) IgA antibody 22 Units (Normal Range <10 Units)

Positive for anti-casein (cow's milk) IgA

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There was also another statement about the genes which I don't understand compared to the molecular analysis statement above:

HLA gene analysis reveals that you have a genotype containing the main gene that predisposes to gluten sensitivity and celiac sprue: HLA-DQB1*0201 (HLA-DQ2) and/or HLA-DQB1*0302 (HLA-DQ8).

This is the blanket response they add to anyone's results who is positive for one of those two genes. I think they are very busy now with lots of people ordering the tests. They used to give a more detailed description. You can go to their website for more detailed info.

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