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      Frequently Asked Questions About Celiac Disease   09/30/2015

      This Celiac.com FAQ on celiac disease will guide you to all of the basic information you will need to know about the disease, its diagnosis, testing methods, a gluten-free diet, etc.   Subscribe to Celiac.com's FREE weekly eNewsletter   What are the major symptoms of celiac disease? Celiac Disease Symptoms What testing is available for celiac disease?  Celiac Disease Screening Interpretation of Celiac Disease Blood Test Results Can I be tested even though I am eating gluten free? How long must gluten be taken for the serological tests to be meaningful? The Gluten-Free Diet 101 - A Beginner's Guide to Going Gluten-Free Is celiac inherited? Should my children be tested? Ten Facts About Celiac Disease Genetic Testing Is there a link between celiac and other autoimmune diseases? Celiac Disease Research: Associated Diseases and Disorders Is there a list of gluten foods to avoid? Unsafe Gluten-Free Food List (Unsafe Ingredients) Is there a list of gluten free foods? Safe Gluten-Free Food List (Safe Ingredients) Gluten-Free Alcoholic Beverages Distilled Spirits (Grain Alcohols) and Vinegar: Are they Gluten-Free? Where does gluten hide? Additional Things to Beware of to Maintain a 100% Gluten-Free Diet What if my doctor won't listen to me? An Open Letter to Skeptical Health Care Practitioners Gluten-Free recipes: Gluten-Free Recipes


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  1. Gene Test Results And Questions!

    another helpful link http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK1727/
  2. Gene Test Results And Questions!

    Your numbers look very similar to my results, if you subtract the letters that are included. Maybe you used a different lab than I.
  3. Gene Test Results And Questions!

    Thanks, Colleen! This article from this site (celiac.com) breaks it down even further and apparently its not uncommon to be positive for only one copy of the gene. I am just curious if the results listed indicate which subunit. I do know I'm half positive for DQ2 which is the most significant. And more recent studies I've read suggest other genes are now emerging as relative to celiac. There's still so much to learn in the world of science. http://www.celiac.com/articles/21567/1/Ten-Facts-About-Celiac-Disease-Genetic-Testing/Page1.html
  4. Gene Test Results And Questions!

    I didn't know either until I got these results back. It's my understanding that there are two subunits to a gene, a beta and an alpha. I believe the results list I received may tell which unit I am positive for. I just don't know how to translate! I found a helpful article on this site from 2008 http://www.celiac.com/articles/21567/1/Ten-Facts-About-Celiac-Disease-Genetic-Testing/Page1.html I have been to a lot of doctors and havent found one that is comfortable speaking about, yet alone knowledgeable in Celiac/NCGS. There's a specialist in this city who is well-known, out of network of all insurance carriers. I 'd like to see her but will have to wait to budget that and just trying to find out as much as I can on my own for now.
  5. Gene Test Results And Questions!

    Thank you, Colleen. I did miss it. I'm still trying to figure out how to navigate the forums and my own postings! I think I may have also posted my results wrong. The results say I am positive for Half the DQ2 gene and then those other numbers were all listed on the next page.
  6. Gene Test Results And Questions!

    My results say I am positive for Half the DQ2. And then that paragraph is listed below that. Can you be celiac positive with half a DQ2 gene? Thanks!
  7. Gene Test Results And Questions!

    Thank you Karen! I agree, gluten is definitely not for me. I could not do a gluten challenge, either. I am just wondering how valuable an actual diagnosis is but you helped answer that. Thanks so much!
  8. Gene Test Results And Questions!

    Can someone please look at these gene test results and tell me if it's possiblt to have celiac with this result? I was only tested for DQ2 and DQ 8. I am negative DQ 8. I requested the test and my primary doctor called me with the results and told me she thinks I have a very low risk of celiac. She also said she doesnt really know much about celiac and celiac/gene testing. I really feel that I have celiac disease. Should I have been tested for other genes, as well? Thanks in advance! Here are the results I have: Positive for DQA1*05 HLA DQ Alleles detected: DQA1*01:MV, 05:EF DQB1*03:JVYH, 05:TM
  9. This site is amazing and so helpful. I'm always on it but this is my first post. In short, I have been completely gluten free (except for accidental gluttenings) for more than a year. I had a laundry list of symptom for more than ten years and all testing (no Celiac, gluten-intolerance testing was done) showed nothing. I was told for years that I had IBS and to take meds and that's all that could be done. This wasn't enough for me so I tried a gluten free diet on my own. I didn't know then that I shouldve had an antibody test first. ALL of my symptoms are gone and I no longer have a need for all the rx meds! If I am accidentally gluttened, I'm severely sick. I can't move for about a week and my body hurts all over. The brain fog is so bad that when I "snap out of it", I literally feel like the past few days are a complete blur. So, while I will never add gluten back to my diet, I still would like to know if I am celiac or non-celiac gluten intolerant. Also, my mom's side of the family has many signs of celiac throughout history. Colitis, colon cancer, diabetes, multiple miscarriages for one relative, etc...So, I requested my primary order a gene test. As most doctors I've worked with, she didnt know much about it or celiac. I did the research and told her what genes to request. Results came back negative for DQ8 and Half Positive for DQ2. That's the short of it. Of course, there are a lot of numbers and what may be chains (?) listed. I don't understand all of that. I dont understand tTA or rtg, etc..or other testing numbers I read about on these forums that others have results for or if I was even tested for any of that. My question is can I be celiac with half the DQ2 gene? If so, how can I go about getting a "diagnosis"? Is an actual diagnosis even important and why? Third, IF I am celiac and I maintain a strict gluten-free diet, are there other concerns with having celiac? Am I still at a risk for malnutrition or other diseases/ailments? Any other advice would be greatly appreciated as well! Thanks!