Quoted from Amazone I.hello all :-)
I justamente received the info, that for another time someone made the Lewis antigen test (as a blood work) and here he is declared as a secretor but in the spit test he was presumed: non-secretor. Def. he's an A2Rh+ MM type but now what's ok and what can we really belief??) :o :-/(shrug)
Is that possible so far, that a lot of us on the boards might be in reality secretors ??)
At least some explorers have the LDN affinity, which can show up as positive on the saliva test. That LDN secretor positive is not any indication of a false reading - just a rare one.Quoted from DianneI know, it's a bit confusing is it not? Dr. D'Adamo explains somewhere that the saliva test is more definitive. Now I'm still not convinced that I am a secretor as per the saliva test as I felt much better on the non-secretor diet that I followed before doing the saliva sample.
Someone well versed in Dr. D'Adamo's work suggested that I may be a light secretor and so it showed up as secretor but because I don't secrete enough of the antigen in my digestive tract, that could be the reason I am having so much digestive problems on the secretor diet. And so according to them and my own intuition, I am going back to eating as a nonnie. Do what works!
Ruthie thought that perhaps there could have been a bit of blood in the saliva sample.
After one failed attempt at one lab, I think I found a lab that will do it via blood...they draw the blood and then send it out to a hospital for testing. It's taken much time and effort to get this information and set it up with back and forth with our doctor! No wonder people give up. But, I don't want to spend the money on another saliva test.
Good luck....let us know more when you know more Isa. :)
yesQuoted from 18545Are LDN's Lewis Double Negatives? a-b-?
Quoted from 18545
And do they need the saliva test per " and for which Lewis typing cannot be used to determine ABH secretor status. In these individuals determination via saliva is necessary. "
Quoted from paul clucasAt least some explorers have the LDN affinity, which can show up as positive on the saliva test. That LDN secretor positive is not any indication of a false reading - just a rare one.
LDN's can be considered "super nonnies", so until you opt for something more specific, the non-secretor diet might be the best recommendation.
Quoted from Dianne
Thanks for the info Paul. I also came upon a thread : "how to tell secretor or non?"; in this thread Captain_Janeway mentions that there is also a Lewis Double positive that is considered a light secretor. I hope that this lab that will send the bloodwork to a hospital for testing gets it right.
The last lab gave us our blood type which we already knew! :o ;D
Hmmm...wow; really!!Quoted from Munchkin76Hi Isa, both my partner and I tested as nonnies via the saliva test. After hearing stories here of people later typing differently via the Lewis blood test, we decided to be sure and get that done. You guessed it, we then both typed out as Secretors. It does happen!Andy
Quoted from SerenityAll three of our samples came back as non-secretor. I was suspicious as our sons do not have any of the nonnie traits
Quoted from C_Sharp
Not sure who the three were.
But if both parents are nonsecretors all children are nonsecretors.