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Posted by: Jonayla, Friday, June 28, 2013, 5:43pm
So I'm completely new to this and have questions.

I keep seeing "A1" and "A2" and so forth, but do not know what that means.  My mom has the Genotype book (on audible until we can get a hard copy) but she has not figured it out yet either.

Can someone give a simple answer?  I'm highly curious about this.

As far as testing goes, I only know I'm a teacher because we followed the advanced table, I have not done any other testing (other than knowing my blood type thanks to donating) so if it's something that has to be tested for I'd like to know which test.

Also, how do I display my genotype?  I can't seem to find that answer either.

Thanks for the help!   ;D
Posted by: Lloyd, Friday, June 28, 2013, 6:19pm; Reply: 1
Quoted from Jonayla

I keep seeing "A1" and "A2" and so forth, but do not know what that means.  My mom has the Genotype book (on audible until we can get a hard copy) but she has not figured it out yet either.

Can someone give a simple answer?  I'm highly curious about this.


Thanks for the help!   ;D


Blood type A has several variations (subgroups) of which the most common are called A1 and A2. You can be tested to find out what your subgroup is if you wish to know and/or refine your diet further.

Posted by: Jonayla, Friday, June 28, 2013, 6:46pm; Reply: 2
Quoted from Lloyd


Blood type A has several variations (subgroups) of which the most common are called A1 and A2. You can be tested to find out what your subgroup is if you wish to know and/or refine your diet further.



Is that part of a blood test?  Or maybe something the hospital would already have on file?  I'm googling as I'm replying.
Posted by: C_Sharp, Friday, June 28, 2013, 6:59pm; Reply: 3
Quoted from Jonayla


Is that part of a blood test?  Or maybe something the hospital would already have on file?  I'm googling as I'm replying.


It is a standard blood test, but unlikely to be on file unless you have been the subject of a forensic investigation.  It is not frequently used in medical practices (I think it is sometimes used in tissue matching for some types of organ donation).
Posted by: C_Sharp, Friday, June 28, 2013, 7:06pm; Reply: 4

What diet are you following?

If you are following Blood Type diet by the Live Right book A1 and A2 makes a very tiny difference.  If you are eating according to the Eat Right book it has no effect on the diet.

If you are eating according to the GenoType diet book A1 and A2 makes no difference.

If you are using SWAMI this normally make little difference you should run SWAMI with different settings for "Your A1/ A2 Sub Type (Group A and AB)" setting.

Then you can decide whether it makes enough different in your diet plan to be worth paying for a test.

Again if you are following the GenopType diet there is no reason to get this test other than curiosity. It does not affect the GenoType diet plan or your assignment to a particular GenoType.
Posted by: Jonayla, Friday, June 28, 2013, 7:06pm; Reply: 5
Quoted from C_Sharp


(I think it is sometimes used in tissue matching for some types of organ donation).


When I was younger I had blood transfusions and a skin graft.  I wonder if that would count?  Probably not since skin isn't necessarily blood related.

After looking around I was reminded that parents can be AA or AO, is this like the A1 and A2 or is it completely different?
Posted by: Jonayla, Friday, June 28, 2013, 7:08pm; Reply: 6
Oh and this is mostly out of curiosity but I didn't know if it would affect anything (hence the inclusion of the little bit that I did know for the Genotype Diet) so I thought to include it just in case.
Posted by: C_Sharp, Friday, June 28, 2013, 7:12pm; Reply: 7
Quoted from Jonayla

Also, how do I display my genotype?  


Instructions on how to display GenoType beneath the Blood Type icon/avatar:

http://www.dadamo.com/cgi-bin/Blah/Blah.pl?b-ref/m-1219018887/#num1

Posted by: C_Sharp, Friday, June 28, 2013, 7:19pm; Reply: 8
Quoted from Jonayla




After looking around I was reminded that parents can be AA or AO, is this like the A1 and A2 or is it completely different?


Two different issues.

An A1 phenotype:

Can be one of the following genotypes:

A1A1, A1A2, A1O


An A2 phenotype:

Can be one of the following genotypes:

A2A2, A2O



Posted by: Jonayla, Friday, June 28, 2013, 7:21pm; Reply: 9
Thanks!  Sorry I'm so annoying :-/
Posted by: C_Sharp, Friday, June 28, 2013, 7:28pm; Reply: 10
Quoted from Jonayla
Thanks!  Sorry I'm so annoying :-/


You are not annoying.

Please keep asking questions, because that is how people learn.

More on type A subgroups:

http://www.dadamo.com/B2blogs/blogs/index.php/2005/02/18/subgroups-of-type-a?blog=27

Possible children and other issues related to A subgroups:

http://www.drpeterjdadamo.com/wiki/wiki.pl/Subgroups_of_Type_A
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