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If your test is showing the HLA-DQ4,4 alleles you are being diagnosed with NonCeliac”Gluten Sensitivity” genetics. A person with the HLA-DQ2 or DQ8 alleles are diagnosed with Celiac Disease. If I understood what your test indicates then you don’t have Celiac Disease where your villi fingers in the intestines are being destroyed in an auto-immune response effort to remove the gluten. That is great, however, the only thing you can do to get healthy and stay that way is to go 100% Gluten/Grain/Soy free and don’t cheat. It is hard because there is hidden gluten in a lot of food/drink and even some foods/drinks can cause the false “similar protein” cross-reaction. There is data that shows that 10% of the proteins in coffee can falsely cause a gluten-type response in up to 90% of the folks with GS or CD. That is not gluten or the caffeine but tannin proteins that resemble the gluten proteins in structure!
Hi Redbird, I have just had my results back from Dr. Osborne and I tested positive for the HLA-DQ8 alleles. I was told that this does NOT mean that I have Celiac disease but shows that there is a very strong likely hood that I will develop it if I do not go gluten free. Just wanted to help clarify that point.