Gluten and lactose intolerance test
Who can buy the DNA gluten and lactose intolerance test?
This test is suitable for children (aged 0-10 years) or individuals who want to know if they are intolerant to gluten and/or lactose, as they have specific symptoms.
What is the DNA gluten and lactose intolerance test?
This type of genetic testing analyses the predisposition to lactose and gluten intolerance, through analysis of variants in the lactase gene (LACT gene C-13910T) and HLA genes (DQ2, DQ8, DRB1*04), respectively.
Information about the DNA gluten and lactose intolerance test
Nowadays the new GLUTEN AND LACTOSE INTOLERANCE TEST offers the possibility to know if someone has gluten and lactose intolerance easily and without suffering: the test is done using a dry buccal swab and analyses DNA with a repeatability of 100%.
Gluten is a lipoprotein found in cereals, as wheat, spelt, rye, oriental wheat and barley. We are talking about gluten “intolerance”, which is not a proper allergy because it causes reactions that are not comparable to typical allergic reactions (e.g. pollen or dust mites). The incidence of this disease has increased vertiginously in the last years, not for a real increase - in absolute value – of the number of intolerant people, but because there are exams available which can easily diagnose these intolerances. Some peptides made from gluten (particularly the fragment 31-49 composed of 19 amino acids) can cause enormous immune reactions in sensitive individuals: particularly when T lymphocytes do not find extraneous organisms, they attack the cells of intestinal villi. This pathological condition is called celiac disease.
LACTOSE INTOLERANCE, or lactose malabsorption, is a syndrome characterized by gastroenteric indispositions that arise after ingestion of food including this sugar, caused by production deficit of lactase enzyme, which splits lactose into glucose and galactose, into the intestinal cells of duodenum. Glucose and galactose are easily absorbed into the intestine. Lactase is an enzyme which catalyses lactose degradation and is produced in the first stage of life in mammals. It is not produced during adult life; some adults can synthesize this enzyme longest.
About 30% of humans has the capacity to digest lactose during adult life. Lactose intolerance shows the following symptoms: flatulence, meteorism, abdominal cramps, diarrhoea and weight loss. In case of intestinal deformity, symptoms can be misleading: beyond flatulence, meteorism and abdominal cramps, there can be diarrhoea and constipation alternated with big growth of belly dimension. There is a “temporary” form of lactose intolerance, particularly frequent in pediatric patients. In these cases a primordial cause (e.g., infectious gastroenteritis) can give a temporary deficit of lactase. Food therapy includes reduction or total exclusion of food containing lactose (milk and derived); mainly cow milk, goat milk, fresh dairy products, ice creams, cream, sweets and biscuits containing milk. Consumption of food where lactose is added for keeping the right softness of meat, as ham steak and salami, represents another risk. Also ready meal, some types of sliced bread and many drugs can contain lactose. However, there are treated products which are lacking in lactose, particularly high digestibility milk.
How the DNA gluten and lactose intolerance test works
You will receive the kit and the instructions for doing a proper sample collection directly at home. Place the buccal swab, which is included in the kit, into your mouth and rub it on the inside of your cheeks to pick up a sample of epithelial cells found in saliva. Please fill in the online questionnaire, informed consent and privacy forms. Send all to the address that is written in the instructions.
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