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Lactose intolerance analysis

Lactose intolerance consists in the inability to digest the sugar present in milk by a genetic deficiency of the intestinal enzyme that absorbs it (lactase). By passing undigested sugar into the colon, intestinal bacteria produce their fermentation and release lactic acids and gases that cause pain, bloating, and sometimes diarrhoea.

It is very important to diagnose permanent genetic intolerance to lactose and to differentiate it from the transient lactose intolerance that may appear in infectious processes of gastroenteritis or diseases such as celiac disease or Crohn's disease.

icono de la muestra Sample type
icono de qué se detecta What detects?
icono de genes How many genes include?
icono de tiempo Results in
icono de laboratorio Laboratory
icono de asesoramiento facultativo Counselling
icono de precio Price[2]

[1] Labour days counting from reception of the sample at the laboratory.

[2] Shipping charges included in peninsular Spain. Not included in Canary Islands, Ceuta and Melilla.

How does it work?

  1. elige tu test genético
    Choose your analysis and a healthcare professional will contact you in 48 hours
  2. frotis bucal para análisis
    You will receive a sample collector kit at home that will be picked up by a courier
  3. instrucciones de uso
    One of our partner labs will proceed to make the analysis
  4. instrucciones de uso
    Your healthcare professional will present your results by videoconference
  1. What are these tests?

    They are tests that study our genetic material (DNA) present in the cells of the buccal mucosa, which detect polymorphisms (genetic variants) in genes associated with the risk of permanent genetic intolerance to lactose individually or in combination with gluten and fructose.

  2. Who are they targeting?

    The lactose intolerance test is indicated for people who present symptoms of intolerance and who want to confirm whether it is a permanent intolerance or a temporary intolerance. This type of temporary intolerance may be caused by gastroenteritis, celiac disease, or inflammatory bowel disease.

  3. What can they contribute to my daily life?

    The knowledge of genetic risk allows to determine if the symptomatology is due to a permanent or temporary intolerance to these foods. Based on this, it will be possible to establish nutritional guidelines adapted and supervised by a specialist that will improve the quality of life.

  4. How is the sample taken?

    You will receive at your home by courier a sample collection kit with very easy to follow instructions and with an informed consent that you must sign. The sampling is very simple, quick and painless. You only must maintain the precautions that are detailed in the kit. Once made and previous notice, a courier will come at your home to pick it up and take it directly to the laboratory for analysis.

Any questions?

In compliance with the requirements of REGULATION (EU) 2016 / 679 OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL of 27 april 2016 on the protection of individuals with regard to the processing of personal data and the free movement of such data and repealing directive 95 / 46 / ec (general regulation of data protection), you are informed that ...