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Genetic Testing

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This is actually a question for a friend of mine who may have Celiac. She got her genetic test results back today but will not see a dr to go over them for another week. The results were: DQ2 negative and DQ8 positive, genetic risk 1:89 (moderate). Does anyone know what this means and if she may have the gene? Thanks so much!

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She has DQ8, which is one of the celiac genes. Moderate risk means that her copy of DQ8 gives her more risk for celiac than the general population.

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She has DQ8, which is one of the celiac genes. Moderate risk means that her copy of DQ8 gives her more risk for celiac than the general population.

Possessing a specific gene does not insure development of Celiac. Thirty percent of the general population carry these genes and never trigger Celiac Disease.

We have a long way to go for genetic testing and reasons for the sudden unset of this disease.

Gene testing, blood testing, endoscopy and dietary results are a cumulative diagnostic result.

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Well stated! Thanks for clarifying.

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Gene testing, blood testing, endoscopy and dietary results are a cumulative diagnostic result.

Very succint. Should be our motto :D

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