MyHeritage health kit, gluten.


So MyHeritage.com is currently running an offer on their DNA Health kit.

I am interested in this test, mainly to find out whether I have gluten intolerance or not.

On the list of conditions and genes; https://www.myheritage.com/health/disease-list?s=715656461, under "Celiac disease", they say:

HLA-DQA1 variants tested:HLA-DQ2
HLA-DQB1 variants tested:HLA-DQ8

Does this mean there are other genes, relating to glutenintolerance? HLA-DQ1, 3, 4, 5 etc.? Or can I be sure, if I test negative for the mentioned genes, that I can tolerate gluten?


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    I'm not familiar with this exact testing kit but what I can say is that gene testing is not diagnostic of celiac disease; the only true diagnostic tool is an intestinal biopsy.

    I'd say if you are testing negative, it is highly unlikely that you have celiac disease. Gluten intolerance is a bit more difficult to diagnose because sometimes the health of our intestinal tract will determine our ability to digest large proteins.

    Hope this helps!

    Susan Macfarlane, MScA, RD
    Registered Dietitian Nutritionist
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