Lactose intolerance is caused by a lactase deficiency in the small bowel. Lactose cannot be hydrolyzed enzymatically into galactose and glucose and reaches the colon undigested. In the colon lactose binds water and provokes fermentation. These fermentation processes and the osmotic activity of undigested lactose cause the typical gastrointestinal symptoms.
With LACTOgen the genetic predisposition for a primary lactose intolerance is evaluated.
This test is carried out on a sub-contracted basis by an accredited laboratory.