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Enterolab Results Help And Symptoms

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After reading this board for about a month, I thought I'd be able to understand my Enterolab results when they came in. Now I'm not so sure. I *think* my results mean that I'm sensitive to gluten but I don't have celiac's disease (otherwise the Antitissue Transglutaminase IgA would be high, right?). I do not have malabsorbtion either.

Here are the results:

"Fecal Antigliadin IgA 14 (Normal Range <10 Units)

Fecal Antitissue Transglutaminase IgA 8 Units (Normal Range <10 Units)

Quantitative Microscopic Fecal Fat Score 44 Units (Normal Range <300 Units)"

I don't understand the basic difference between the Antigliadin IgA and the Antitissue Transglutaminase IgA. And how can one be high and one be normal and I still feel so bad when I eat gluten? Does this mean that I just maybe have an allergy?

I was gluten free for 3 weeks and then I went on sort of a bender with pizza and cupcakes last saturday and I am still in pain. I do not get the extreme stomach cramping or D, I get what feels like the flu. My whole body feels excruciatingly tender, my glands get swollen and my joints ache. I swell up like a balloon too. Everything hurts. Anyone get this way? Or am I just lucky ;-)

Thanks in advance for your help. I am feeling like I am making a big deal out of nothing because of the less than dramatic numbers I received from Enterolab. Doubting myself. But, really, the way I feel when I eat gluten should be enough to convince me there's something going on.



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Basically from what I understand you have gluten intolerance (or if you had gene testing done and have a celiac gene it could be the beginnings of celiac). I also scored 14. You caught this before you had an autoimmune response and before malabsorption started.

That's good.

With your dietary results I can only say that it would have gotten far worse had you continued eating gluten. No matter what we call it, it is still gluten free for life.


Enterolab positive results only June 06:
Me HLA-DQB1 Molecular analysis, Allele 1 0201; HLA-DQB1 Molecular analysis, Allele 2 0301; Serologic equivalent: HLA-DQ 2,3 (subtype 2, 7)
Husband HLA-DQB1 Molecular analysis, Allele 1 0201; HLA-DQB1 Molecular analysis, Allele 2 0302; Serologic equivalent: HLA-DQ 2,3 (subtype 2,8)

The whole family has been soy free since February, gluten free since June 2006.

The whole family went back to a gluten diet October 2011.  We never had official testing done and I decided to give gluten a go again.  At this point I've decided to work on making some gluten free things again, though healthwise everyone seems to be fine.  The decision to add gluten back in was also made based on other things I'd read about the 2nd sequence of genes.  It is my belief that we had a gluten intolerance, but thanks to things I've learned here, I know more what to keep an eye on.  If you have a confirmed case of celiac, please don't go back to gluten, it's a lifelong lifestyle change.

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