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lactose intolerance

Name lactose intolerance
Categories genetic test
Specimen requirements 1 ml of EDTA blood
Procedure remarks genetic test
The patient’s consent is required to carry out genetic tests.
Clinical utility molecular genetic diagnosis of lactose intolerance in cases of clinical suspicion:
- gastrointestinal symptoms after consumption of milk products
- irritable colon
- long-lasting gastrointestinal symptomatology of unknown origin
- chronic diarrhoea of unknown origin
- lactose intolerance known in the family
- questionable findings from the lactose tolerance test
- questionable findings from the H2 breath test
Methodology PCR
Remarks Testing currently takes place in a contract laboratory