Lactose Intolerance and Coeliac Disease Examination
The LOUNA Lactose Intolerance and Coeliac Disease test package has been designed to look into the most common reasons for digestive disorders.
Digestive disorders cause overall discomfort and make daily life more difficult. It is advisable to try and discover the causes of stomach trouble if symptoms persist and certain foods seem to make them worse.
The examination package includes lactose intolerance testing via DNA testing, to discover whether you have a condition in which the digestion and absorption of lactose is impaired. The existence of coeliac disease is examined by immunoglobulin A and tissue transglutaminase IgA antibody tests.
Lactose intolerance is a common ailment that affects one in five Finns. The term describes a hereditary syndrome, in which the body is unable to digest the sugar within milk, namely lactose. Lactose intolerance generates symptoms such as stomach aches, diarrhoea, and flatulence. The symptoms are relieved when the amount of lactose in the diet is reduced or lactose-containing products are completely excluded.
Coeliac disease is an autoimmune disease in which the protein contained in cereal products (wheat, barley, rye) damages the lining of the small intestinal mucosa, making it difficult for nutrients to be absorbed. The symptoms of coeliac disease are diverse and very individual. Typical ailments include abdominal pain, diarrhea, and intestinal cramps. Coeliac disease can also occur asymptomatically or cause minor symptoms.
The LOUNA Lactose Intolerance and Coeliac Disease test package has been designed for anyone who suffers from recurring digestive disorders. Our test package will help determine if your symptoms are due to lactose intolerance or coeliac disease.
Stomach and intestines
Lactose intolerance, DNA-test
Immunoglobulins or antibodies are proteins produced by the cells of the body’s immune system.
Tissue transglutaminase, IgA-antibodies
Fasting is not required
This examination does not require fasting