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Confusing Enterolab Results

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My three youngest kids were tested by Enterolab and are gluten sensitive with celiac/gluten sensitive genes so hubby and I were tested. Here are the results:

Hubby

A) Gluten Sensitivity Stool and Gene Panel Complete *Best test/best value

Fecal Antigliadin IgA 6 (Normal Range <10)

Fecal Antitissue Transglutaminase IgA 5 Units (Normal Range <10)

Quantitative Microscopic Fecal Fat Score 630 Units (Normal Range <300)

Fecal anti-casein (cow's milk) IgA antibody 6 Units (Normal Range <10)

HLA-DQB1 Molecular analysis, Allele 1 0201

HLA-DQB1 Molecular analysis, Allele 2 0603

Serologic equivalent: HLA-DQ 2,1 (Subtype 2,6)

Me

A) Gluten Sensitivity Stool and Gene Panel Complete *Best test/best value

Fecal Antigliadin IgA 11 (Normal Range <10)

Fecal Antitissue Transglutaminase IgA 9 Units (Normal Range <10)

Quantitative Microscopic Fecal Fat Score 624 Units (Normal Range <300)

Fecal anti-casein (cow's milk) IgA antibody 9 Units (Normal Range <10)

HLA-DQB1 Molecular analysis, Allele 1 0201

HLA-DQB1 Molecular analysis, Allele 2 0302

Serologic equivalent: HLA-DQ 2,3 (Subtype 2,8)

So if my husband is not gluten sensitive, why is his fecal fat score in the moderate severe range? He has bouts of diarrhea and lives on Tums and has for years. I really thought he would have gluten issues. He has been diagnosed with IBS in the past. So what should he do? He has a celiac gene and a gluten sensitive gene.

I have a lot of neurological symptoms, including peripheral neuropathy in hands and feet and am on injectable B12 for a deficiency which I have suspected was related to celiac. Before going on B12 last October, I lose about a third of my hair and felt weak and exhaustetd and depressed, among other things. Getting the B12 helped a lot but the peripheral neuropathy has continued and has started in my feet SINCE I went gluten free about a month ago. How long does it take to see a difference in symptoms? My symptoms are primarily neurological and not intestinal. My dad and grandma are both celiacs. My Antigliadin IgA seems so low to explain the poor absorption score on the fecal fat score. Confused by that, as well. Could I be that rare person who doesn't make too much IgA? What do I do next? I intend to stay gluten free. I have two celiac genes.

So sorry for the long post but I am confused and don't know where else to turn for answers. Any feedback is appreciated.

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Have you and your hubby been off gluten before the test was done?

I would wonder if both of u and hubby are both iga defiecient since u both have malabsorption.

But on another note maybe you both have candida which causes high malabsorption along with other condtions like lyme and mold or metal toxicity.

I would just stay off gluten for life since you have 2 genes. But maybe investigate in the conditions above.

paula

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I was off gluten for about two weeks before the test. Hubby is gluten lite, meaning he is gluten-free at home because I only cook gluten-free due to the kids and he eats gluten out. That is interesting about the IgA deficiency. I was very surprised that our scores were so high on the malabsorption. Thank you for your reply.

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