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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 FREE Celiac.com email alerts What are the major symptoms of celiac disease? Celiac Disease Symptoms What testing is available for celiac disease? - list blood tests, endo with biopsy, genetic test and enterolab (not diagnostic) 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 Free recipes: Gluten-Free Recipes Where can I buy gluten-free stuff? Support this site by shopping at The Celiac.com Store.

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My sister was diagnosed with Celiac two weeks ago and I am in the process of being tested. I have had the celiac blood tests that came back negative but my sister's numbers were low and I have two little boys so her GI doctor suggested that we have the genetic done. I did have the tests done...and here are the results are as follows:

 

DQ Alpha 1  01, 02:01

DQ Beta 03, 05  serology Equivalence 9,5

 

I have no clue what any of this means...can anyone help me?

 

And it also says

 

Genetic Pairs Present- no

 

My guess is that its negative so I don't carry the genes. But I have tried to google this and I do NOT understand it at all...

 

Thanks in advance...and I love this site

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This the full panel for Celiac:

 

Anti-Gliadin (AGA) IgA
Anti-Gliadin (AGA) IgG
Anti-Endomysial (EMA) IgA
Anti-Tissue Transglutaminase (tTG) IgA
Deamidated Gliadin Peptide (DGP) IgA and IgG
Total Serum IgA

 

I assume you were tested with the above.

 

 

Only 20% of people who carry the genes will carry on to develop Celiac. The other 80% , who carry the associated gene, will, never develop Celiac.

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I Did Have Those And They Were Low So they Said Negative...I Am Wondering If These genetic Tests Say I Don't Have TheGenes

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 your lab results are DQ 9 and DQ 5, since 03* or 02* 03* means DQ9 and 01* 05* means DQ5.

 

The labs are looking for the pairs: 05*02* and 03*0302

 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HLA_DQ

 

 

There is at least one DQ9  celiac here on this forum, as DQ9 is very close to DQ8, but the risk for celiac with DQ9 is less than with DQ8 or DQ2

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