With a successful track record providing accredited DNA, drug, and alcohol testing for the public, we are delighted to announce that we have extended our offering to include home health testing, direct from our award-winning laboratory.
Our Genetic Celiac Disease Test can tell you whether you have the HLA-DQ2 and/or HLA-DQ8 genes linked to celiac disease, while our Genetic Lactose Intolerance Test can tell you whether you have the MCM6 gene variations that indicate primary lactose intolerance.
Each test costs just $179, with only cheek swab samples required, and results available in 5-7 days.
There are many reasons why you might want a genetic test for celiac disease or primary lactose intolerance, including:
- You are experiencing symptoms associated with these conditions
- You have first-degree relatives (e.g. parents, siblings) that have been diagnosed with celiac disease or primary lactose intolerance, as both can run in families, or
- You simply want to check up on your health
Whatever your reasons, a Genetic Celiac Disease Test or Genetic Lactose Intolerance Test can give you peace of mind or enable you to seek the correct diagnosis more quickly.
Our non-invasive test kits have been specifically designed to enable you to collect your samples quickly and easily at home, before returning them to our state-of-the-art laboratory.
What is celiac disease and genetic celiac disease testing?
For $179, our Genetic Celiac Disease Test can tell you whether you carry the HLA-DQ2 and/or HLA-DQ8 genes linked to celiac disease, with only cheek swabs required.Order a Home Genetic Celiac Disease Test
Celiac disease is an autoimmune disease that develops over time because of a sensitivity to gluten, a protein found in certain cereal grains including wheat, rye, and barley, and commonly used in food products such as bread, cereal, and pasta.
When a person with celiac disease eats gluten, this causes the body’s immune system to attack its own tissue, damaging the gut lining and preventing the body from adequately absorbing nutrients from food.
The disease affects around 1 in 133 Americans, runs in families, and can start at any age, with adults aged between 50 and 70 being the most diagnosed.
If left undiagnosed or untreated, celiac disease can lead to severe complications including osteoporosis, anaemia, certain neurological diseases (affecting the brain and nerves) and, in rare cases, intestinal lymphoma and bowel cancer.
The fact that celiac disease can worsen over time, causing long-term health complications, makes early diagnosis crucial. While there is no treatment for the condition, if diagnosed early, it can be easily managed by adhering to a lifelong gluten-free diet.
Our Genetic Celiac Disease Test uses Human Leukocyte Antigen (HLA) typing to confirm or rule out the potential of developing celiac disease by analysing six DNA markers for the HLA-DQ2 and HLA-DQ8 genes.
If you have one or both genes, this means that you could be at risk of developing celiac disease in the future. These results can then be shared with your physician for further advice, guidance, and confirmatory testing, to help you get a full diagnosis more quickly.
If neither genes are present, this means that you are unlikely to develop celiac disease.
What is primary lactose intolerance and genetic lactose intolerance testing?
For $179, our Genetic Lactose Intolerance Test can tell you whether you have the MCM6 gene variations that indicate primary lactose intolerance, with only cheek swab samples required.Order a Home Genetic Lactose Intolerance Test Online
Lactose is a sugar composed of galactose and glucose and mainly found in dairy products such as milk.
Lactose intolerance is a common digestive issue where the body fails to produce enough of the lactase enzyme, which is required to break down lactose in the body.
Most mammals are born with the ability to digest lactose because it is the sugar found in mammalian breast milk. However, for those who are lactose intolerant, the body produces little to no lactase, meaning that this sugar remains intact and is fermented by bacteria in the colon, leading to uncomfortable symptoms (e.g. bloating, flatulence, nausea, diarrhea, stomach cramps/pains).
There are four types of lactose intolerance: primary lactose intolerance (the kind we test for at AlphaBiolabs), secondary lactose intolerance, developmental lactose intolerance and congenital lactose intolerance.
Primary lactose intolerance is hereditary and can be passed down to children if they receive two copies of the recessive ‘lactase non-persistence’ alleles from their parents.
This makes genetic testing a helpful tool for anyone experiencing symptoms that could indicate primary lactose intolerance, or for people who have a first-degree relative that has been diagnosed with the condition (parent, sibling, child).
Our Genetic Lactose Intolerance Test looks for changes (mutations or variations) at specific locations of the MCM6 gene which helps to regulate the gene that produces the lactase enzyme – the enzyme needed to break down lactose.
The results of our Genetic Lactose Intolerance Test will tell you whether MCM6 gene variations are present within your sample, indicating that you have primary lactose intolerance.
These results can then be shared with your physician for further advice, confirmatory testing, and treatment.
If the MCM6 gene variations are absent, it is unlikely that you have primary lactose intolerance.
Where can I buy a lactose intolerance test or a celiac disease test?
It’s easy to order your Genetic Celiac Disease Test or Genetic Lactose Intolerance Test online now, from our award-winning, accredited laboratory.
Available for just $179 per test, simply order the home test kit you need, and we will ship it out to you in discreet, plain packaging, for complete confidentiality.
Once you receive your kit, follow the instructions provided to collect your cheek swab samples, and return them to our laboratory.
You will receive your confidential test results by email in 5-7 working days.
For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org and our Customer Services team will be happy to answer any questions you might have.
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