Genetic testing for lactose intolerance
The test analyzes the possible presence of polymorphisms (very frequent DNA variants without a pathogenetic effect) which are the cause of lactose intolerance. The genetic test is performed only once in life, through a simple blood sampling. It is not invasive and it is the only way to ascertain a primary -type lactose intolerance.
Unlike other market tests that evaluate only the presence of the genotype -13910 c/c in the regulation regulation of the gene for lactase (LCT), the Genechron test also assesses the presence of the variant -22018 g/g that completes the Genetic picture of an individual and defines if it is predisposed to develop primary lactose intolerance during one’s life.
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Who can benefit from it?
The symptoms of lactose intolerance affect the functioning of the digestive system. Therefore it is indicated in subjects who have the following disorders: abdominal cramps, diarrhea, abdominal swelling, flutory, nausea and asthenia as well as family members of subjects with ascertained primary intolerance.
How is it executed?
Just book a simple blood sampling at our laboratory. The withdrawals are performed, by reservation, from 14:30 to 16:30 and there is no need to fast.
The test can be carried out on a blood sample in EDTA and the withdrawal can be carried out externally to the structure. The external sample can be delivered upon compilation of the appropriate form for samples performed externally.
The report will be delivered after 10 working days from the sample acceptance.