June 23, 2010 at 4:14 pm #7827Ariella6Member
can anyone tell me is the genetic testing easy to read? is it something that would hold up in a court room? my daughter has not tested positive for allergies or celiacs YET when she gets wheat OR corn. she throws up, has bad tummy troubles, gets really congested, etc. I KNOW she is intolerant, i just am not sure what direction to take as far as testing. 🙁 i need something solid. my ex keeps feeding her this stuff despite the fact it is making her sick. Also after she gets back from his house, she is constipated for 2 to 3 days. 🙁 I really need some good suggestions or feedback on the genetic test. Thanks!@June 24, 2010 at 1:08 am #8675Jackie ScarbroughParticipant
We've had the genetic testing done on all four of our kids and it's not really all that easy to read, sort of technical. I'm not sure if it would hold up in court either. Maybe if she did test positive for DQ2 or DQ8, then that would verify her need to avoid wheat, rye, and barley but I doubt it would prove that she has a problem with corn just because the standard definition of gluten does not include corn. Also, even if she has one or two gluten sensitivity genes, I don't think the mainstream medical community recognizes that as fact that one needs to unconditionally avoid gluten (sad, I know). In fact two of our kids (along with myself) have two gluten sensitivity genes, but not the celiac genes, so our pediatrician considers that we have “ruled-out” gluten as an issue for those two. They are gluten free anyway.
I wonder if the ELISA testing wouldn't be a better option?? Or maybe traditional IgE allergy testing from an allergist?? I do not have any experience in this type of thing, I'm only drawing from what research I've done on my own. I would be curious if anyone else has a more definitive answer for you.
I really hope you can convince him to stop hurting your daughter, that is just so sad, poor little thing. My heart goes out to you and your daughter. Good luck to you both, please keep us posted.
JackieJune 24, 2010 at 8:26 am #8676dlquandtMember
I too would suggest ELISA ACT testing. It will give you all of the foods she is allergic to. You could get her genetic testing done, but it isn't as difinitive and ELISA. I found out my genes when I had the enterolab stool test done, it wasn't difficult to read at all. It gives you a description of what the genes mean. If you look in this forum under weightloss not happening. I posted my results, so you could see what the enterolab results look like. You can test for foods on enterolab, but I don't think corn is one of them. Good luck with all of this, I can't imagine being in your shoes. Your poor daughter that is just awful! I would definitely talk to your doctor and see about getting allergy testing!
As Jackie said, please keep us posted!
Praying for you and your daughter,
LoriJune 24, 2010 at 9:34 am #8677Peter OsborneKeymaster
I have seen genetic testing hold up in court with a patient. Genetic testing is very easy to interpret. I will be posting a video next week on this very topic. My advice is to find a doctor who will give you a diagnosis for your daughter. That that will hold up in court regardless of the testing procedure done. Elisa Act is your next best bet. Just keep in mind that allergies and intolerances are not the same thing. Elisa Act measures delayed immune response (allergies) not intolerances. Unfortunately, no definitive testing exists for corn intolerance.
Hope that helps. Keep us posted.
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