1/11/2019

Dynamic Code’s DNA test for lactose intolerance now works for everyone

The symptoms of lactose intolerance are often very troublesome to detect for those affected. Upset stomach, diarrhea, flatulence, and stomach pain are some of the most common issues, but it is sometimes difficult to trace the cause. Lactose intolerance can get worse over time, which means it is important to pay attention to the symptoms in order to receive an accurate diagnosis. Only then can you get the right treatment, replace any problematic food, and get things back on track.

Through an extended laboratory analysis that involves an investigation of various genetic markers, Dynamic Code is now able to offer its test for lactose intolerance to everyone. Prior to this development, the test was limited to people of Northern European descent.

“No one should have to endure suffering and unnecessary anxiety. The advantage of our home-tests is that you take the test yourself and then immediately get any help you might need from a doctor via our digital platform. It’s quick and easy. We always strive to be at the very forefront in order to offer effective solutions and health tests that make life easier,” said Anne Kihlgren, CEO Dynamic Code.

The self-test is easily administered by simply rubbing a sampling swap against the inside of your cheek. The kit can be purchased from most major pharmacy retailers as well as from Dynamic Code's website. Your test results will be ready within five business days, at which point they can be retrieved from the Dynamic Code website. Dynamic Code collaborates with specialist doctors at MediCheck so you can quickly get a diagnosis as well as advice on how to ameliorate the effects of lactose intolerance in order to feel healthy and get back to normal.

Dynamic Code’s lactose intolerance test is a great tool for patients everywhere. If you test positive for lactose intolerance, we can help you with your precise diagnosis as well as in finding effective treatment. We can also provide any necessary certifications so that you can request a special diet at school.
—Atrin Sahafi, specialist physician, MediCheck

MediCheck offers video calls with specialist doctors without requiring a referral. The firm is an important partner for Dynamic Code, and together we have been able to offer test results diagnoses and counselling for lactose intolerance as well as coeliac disease (gluten intolerance). MediCheck ensures you can get in touch with a specialist doctor within just 6 days — a dramatically reduced waiting time compared to traditional healthcare.

Facts about lactose intolerance

Lactose intolerance is caused by a lack of the enzyme lactase. There are three forms of lactose intolerance.

Primary lactose intolerance

This is the most common type of lactose intolerance and is the form tested for with the Dynamic Code test. Primary lactose intolerance involves the body’s inability to produce the enzyme lactate due to an inherited genetic variation. The enzyme deficiency along with any accompanying gastric problems can arise at various ages depending on the individual. We recommend our test to people who are at least 12 years of age. The Dynamic Code test analyses the five most common genetic variants that are associated with lactose intolerance. The test does not, however, analyse the function of the lactase enzyme.

Secondary lactose intolerance

Secondary lactose intolerance is caused by damage to the mucosa of the small intestine. This damage can arise from various causes such as an untreated gluten intolerance, inflammation issues, severe stomach flu, or abdominal surgery. These or other factors can damage the intestinal mucosa to the point where it is unable to produce lactase. However, once the injury has fully healed, the ability to produce the lactase enzyme usually returns.

Congenital lactose intolerance

Congenital lactose intolerance is quite uncommon. It means that the body is completely unable to produce lactase. This form of intolerance is usually detected at a very early age.

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