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Kody

My Enterolab Results

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Final Laboratory Report

Date: 10/23/2006

Name: Knudson, Cody

Gluten Sensitivity Stool Test

Fecal Antigliadin IgA 12 (Normal Range <10 Units)

Interpretation of Fecal Antigliadin IgA: Intestinal antigliadin IgA antibody was elevated, indicating that you have active dietary gluten sensitivity. For optimal health, resolution of symptoms (if you have them), and prevention of small intestinal damage and malnutrition, osteoporosis, and damage to other tissues (like nerves, brain, joints, muscles, thyroid, pancreas, other glands, skin, liver, spleen, among others), it is recommended that you follow a strict and permanent gluten free diet. As gluten sensitivity is a genetic syndrome, you may want to have your relatives screened as well.

For more information about result interpretation, please see http://www.enterolab.com/StaticPages/Faq_R...erpretation.htm

Stool Analysis performed by: Frederick Ogunji, Ph.D., EnteroLab

Molecular Gene Analysis performed by: Laboratories at Bonfils

Interpretation of all results by: Kenneth D. Fine, M.D., EnteroLab

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Well, I'm gonna go to the site and find out how to read the results. Until then, any comments would help =p as of now I have no idea what results mean except I am indeed sensitive to gluten.

wait, I'm only 2 units above the average (10)? does this mean I have gluten sensitivity, but not badly? I dunno. I guess I'll go read this stupid interpretation page. =p

edit: ehhh... wrong sections, whoops.


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Cody, I was confused about the levels as well.

My antigliadin was 20, but for casein I was only 12. So I thought, hey! Cheese isn't great for me, but it's still okay, right? :rolleyes:

But no. I guess not. I'm still confused why they even bother using numbers if a 12 is the same as a 20 is the same as a 200. But apparently they are.

Just hang in there and a few of the Gold Star regulars will jump in and further interpret. But from what I understand, yes, you are gluten intolerant and should avoid it forever.

Courtney


Courtney - 25

Columbia, SC

Gluten-free since July 8, 2006

Casein-free since October 16, 2006

Went six weeks, and fell back into a deliciously painful world of cheese.

Casein-free (again and for serious this time) December 11, 2006

Stupid cheese addiction....2/07

Dx Hypothyroid in 1993

Dx Gluten & Casein Sensitive through Enterolab 10/06

Dx Adrenal *Exhaustion* 2/07

Originally from WI, I am still in denial over my newfound casein intolerance. I fear I will not be allowed back into the state if I can no longer eat cheese and drink milk. This could pose some trouble over holidays when I wish to visit my family. It also poses a problem involving the severe rage I feel when I have to throw away somebody's unfinished cheese sticks. That is so wrong.

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Enterolab is very definitive that any number at 10 or above means you are having an auto-immune reaction to gluten and it should be removed from the diet.

Christian


Gluten free since 7/6/06. :)

Enterolab Results positive 8/24/06:

Antigliadin IgA 33 (Normal Range <10 Units)

Antitissue Transglutaminase IgA 16 Units (Normal Range <10 Units)

Anti-casein (cow’s milk) IgA antibody 21 Units (Normal Range <10 Units)

Serologic equivalent: HLA-DQ 3,1 (Subtype 8,5)

Blood test somewhat positive 7/6/06:

Antigliadin IgG (only) 57 (Normal range <20 units)

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My daughters and I have all been tested by Enterolab. One of my daughters got a 285 for gluten and around 20 for casein. She reacts more severely to the casein than the gluten. I got a 10 for casein and I can tell that it makes a difference to avoid it. My other daughter got a 9 for soy but I still think she reacts to it.

So I think they are right that anything 10 or above is a positive and it doesn't matter what the number is.


Karen

gluten free 4/06

casein free 7/06

DQ1, DQ8

Daughter (11) gluten free 5/06, casein free 6/06

Daughter (9) gluten free 3/06, casein free 7/06, soy free, trying peanut free

vegetarian

gluten lite on and off since 1999

All dx'ed by Enterolab

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Enterolab's experience has determined that anyone with a 10 or higher responds positively to a gluten-free diet. My casein number was much lower than my gluten number, but I react every bit as hard to casein as gluten.

I would just justify the low number as meaning you caught it early, before it could do more damage. My numbers were high, and I'm still struggling at over 10 months gluten-free.


gluten-free 12/05

diagnosed with Lyme Disease 12/06

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is antigliadin the only thing you had tested? whether or not you are having an autoimmune reaction is tested with the TTg test. antigliadin can be raised by conditions other than celiac.


Christine

15 year old twins with celiac, diagnosed dec. 2005

11 year old daughter with celiac diagnosed dec 2005

17 year old son with celiac gene

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is antigliadin the only thing you had tested? whether or not you are having an autoimmune reaction is tested with the TTg test. antigliadin can be raised by conditions other than celiac.

like dairy allergies and stuff? and yeah, I guess that is the only test I did. Enterolab does dairy allergy tests as well no? I should try one of those and what a TTg test?

gotta wait until I get some more cash, though. <_<


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like dairy allergies and stuff? and yeah, I guess that is the only test I did. Enterolab does dairy allergy tests as well no? I should try one of those and what a TTg test?

gotta wait until I get some more cash, though. <_<

The Enterolab test you had was specific for gluten, it just didn't test whether you were having an autoimmune reaction. It does show you are reacting to gluten, however.


gluten-free 12/05

diagnosed with Lyme Disease 12/06

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What is the numeric range of positive antigliadin antibody results?

Our antibody tests range numerically from a positive value of 10 to as high as 350 Units. The average positive value is about 45 Units. The "units" are based on the amount of antibody detected in the assay which is reflected by more color developing as the result of a color-generating chemical reaction. Thus, the more antibody present, the higher the units of positivity. However, the amount of antibody present is not a measure of clinical severity, but rather, the amount of antibody being produced by the plasma cells in the intestine in response to gluten at that site. A positive value of any degree means your immune system is reacting to dietary gluten in the way the immune system reacts to an infection. With an infection, this immune reaction ultimately kills and clears the infectious organism. But with gluten, the reaction continues as long as it is eaten. Thus, the only way to halt this immune reaction is to remove all gluten from the diet. This is true whether your positive test is 10 units, 350 units, or anything in between.

Are the numeric values of antigliadin antibody a measure of severity?

As mentioned above, the numeric value of antibody is not necessarily a measure of severity of how your body is reacting to gluten, or the resultant damage of the reaction. This is because the main perpetrator of the immune response to gluten is not antibody but T lymphocytes (T cells) producing tissue-damaging chemicals called cytokines and chemokines. How much antibody is produced at the stimulus of T cells differs in different people. Furthermore, some people simply do not or cannot make alot of intestinal IgA antibody even though gluten may be stimulating a severe T cell-mediated immune response. Unlike antibody levels, the numeric value of malabsorption test results are an indicator of severity of intestinal damage (see below).

This is from EnteroLabs page. So the number doesn't matter. You have a reaction. It is a pass or fail thing kinda.

My numbers were low (Casein and Gluten) and I have been very sick the last 4


One Celiac gene and one gluten intolerance gene (HLA-DQ 2,1).

Grain free, casein free, soy/legume free + a bunch of allergies I have had since I was a child (stone fruits, nuts..carrots)

Following the Specific Carbohydrate Diet, but no nuts, legumes or casein.

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This is from EnteroLabs page. So the number doesn't matter. You have a reaction. It is a pass or fail thing kinda.

My numbers were low (Casein and Gluten) and I have been very sick the last 4� years. I also got a 9 on Soy and I react bad to Soy too. In fact I kept on eating this Vitamin pill with Soy in it upontill a little more than a week ago. Now, the last 4 days, I have been in heaven. I feel better. I am not normal feeling, but at least I feel way better. (And I hope I don't have to pay for writing that. It is scary fragile it feels like.)

So as far as I understand it from their page it doesn't matter if your numbers are low or high. Like you can't be a little pregnant. You are or you aren't.

Ahh... yeah, that makes sense. Thanks for the info. :)

The Enterolab test you had was specific for gluten, it just didn't test whether you were having an autoimmune reaction. It does show you are reacting to gluten, however.

Oh okay. Sounds good then. :P


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