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I just got my gene tests results.

HLA-DQB1 Molecular analysis allele 1 0302

HLA-DQB1 Molecular analysis allele 2 0502

Serologic eequivalent HLA-DQ 3,1 Subtype 8,5

From what the report states I carry one gene for celiac and one for gluten intolerance, is this correct?

My blood test showed negative on everything.

I have been gluten free about 4 weeks now. I don't notice any huge changes but my head does not itch as much and I seem to be sleeping better.

Any comments welcome.

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Just bumping this up.

I was just curious if this is very common. I am not DQ2 or DQ8 which is sure sign of celiac right,? correct me if I am wrong.

Or is the subtype more important?

Still learning :rolleyes:

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Just bumping this up.

I was just curious if this is very common. I am not DQ2 or DQ8 which is sure sign of celiac right,? correct me if I am wrong.

Or is the subtype more important?

Still learning :rolleyes:

We have a similar although not exactly the same gene type. Mine is also fairly rare in the US. There is an awful lot that is not known about the gene types. I am technically gluten intolerant in the US but in Japan I would be diagnosed celiac with the same gene. Here if they had done gene typing when I was sick my gene would have labeled me with rheumetoid arthritis. I am glad they didn't because I would now most likely be in a wheelchair popping pills trying to alleviate the pain instead of dancing and gardening and being able to tie my own shoes and hold a cup or spoon again. My arthritis has been in complete remission now for over 4 years, unless glutened.

You may want to try googling your gene type and seeing what pops up. It can be a real eye opener but don't get to hung up with the gene diagnosis, the important thing to know is that gluten is a poison to you, no matter what they label the gene.

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