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Ron-A-Non
Monday, August 4, 2008, 6:43pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator
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I just got my results, but I'm concerned about their validity.

It says I'm a non-secretor.

The reason I'm concerned about the validity, is because of the DHL delivery issue.  As I've already explained elsewhere, the sample sat around for over two hours, unrefrigerated, because DHL has nothing in their database that showed the dropoff location I went to, as being in their system.

...This, despite the fact that there were "DHL Dropoff" locations all over the store.  

Anyhow, the shopkeeper phoned me two hours later to tell me that the company had never come by to pick up the sample.  So I rushed over, picked it up, and kept it in the refrigerator overnight.

The next morning, I drove around for an hour, looking for yet another DHL location.  I found a full-service location (not just a drop box) at a nearby mailing store, but the DHL driver had actually come by 15 minutes EARLY, and was long gone by the time I arrived.

So I was forced to drive across town and leave it off in a drop box, where it presumably sat for 30-45 minutes before the driver came to pick it up (if he ever came by at the proper time at all, I have no idea).

All in all, I had a nightmare experience with this company, and I can't help but wonder if sitting around for as long as it did, would have caused any secreted blood type antigen in the saliva sample to degrade, thereby giving me a false negative for secretor status.

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hey, I m chasing you all over the forum with answers!! lol
you just posted the same question before
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Just to let you know Ron...it doesn't get refrigerated while en route either, but it is shipped by air.   I would imagine it is okay.  You could always redo it again to be sure.  

For me...glad you are staying in the nonniehouse.

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Just to let you know Ron...it doesn't get refrigerated while en route either, but it is shipped by air.   I would imagine it is okay.  You could always redo it again to be sure.  


Really?  I was told it was kept refrigerated in transit.  Oh well.
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Debra+ is correct about the lack of refrigeration so I wouldn't worry about it either.

We did our secretor testing during the summer and as you can tell from my avatar my result came back as a secretor so the heat didn't seem to have affected it.

One more thought: being a nonnie would help explain why you didn't do even worse than you did on the O type diet.
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One more thought: being a nonnie would help explain why you didn't do even worse than you did on the O type diet.


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you're fine...accept your status


I have accepted my status.

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Maybe the title should be 'secretor sample validity concern.'


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made the change to the title.......
hope Ron s ok with it, when he pops up...


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I have accepted my status.

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Again...'once you get your head wrapped around it...everything is great.'

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Just wanted to let you know that your concern might be legitimate. I once did a secretor test (which was sent to the States from Europe) and the result said that I was a non-secretor. At about the same time, I did a Lewis blood group test which resulted in Le (a-b+). Apparently, this can only mean that I am secretor. Because of the inconsistencies, I redid the NAP saliva test about a year later and then it confirmed that I was actually a secretor and not a non-secretor.

Hope this helps

Tom
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made the change to the title.......
hope Ron s ok with it, when he pops up...


Looks fine to me; I don't remember what the original title was.
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I have accepted my status.

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Dear Ron, you've been through some shocking times.  



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I once did a secretor test (which was sent to the States from Europe) and the result said that I was a non-secretor.

was this first test of yours also from NAP?


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was this first test of yours also from NAP?


Yes
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Just wanted to let you know that your concern might be legitimate. I once did a secretor test (which was sent to the States from Europe) and the result said that I was a non-secretor. At about the same time, I did a Lewis blood group test which resulted in Le (a-b+). Apparently, this can only mean that I am secretor. Because of the inconsistencies, I redid the NAP saliva test about a year later and then it confirmed that I was actually a secretor and not a non-secretor.

Hope this helps

Tom


That, is of great concern!!!


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Tom O what happened to toellrich?


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Tom O what happened to toellrich?


I gave him a friendlier user name
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