International DNA testing company EasyDNA introduces Lactose Intolerance testing – a test which determines if an individual carries the gene mutation which makes them unable to digest lactose.
Johannesburg, South Africa September 25, 2017 – Following the recent successful launch of the Celiac Disease Genetic test, EasyDNA continued expanding its range of predisposition testing services by introducing the Lactose Intolerance test. Commenting on this development, the company spokesperson stated, “Lactose intolerance has become a common condition during the past decade with more than half the world’s population suffering from this condition to varying degrees. This encouraged us as a company to start offering a reliable DNA testing service which establishes whether the tested person carries the gene mutation involved in Lactose Intolerance”.
Lactose Intolerance occurs when a person’s body cannot digest a certain sugar found in milk and dairy products. There is no cure for this particular condition but it is possible to manage it by eating lactose-reduced food and limiting one’s consumption of dairy products. EasyDNA’s test comes into play when a person wants to confirm if they have the gene mutation which makes them unable to produce enough lactase to break down any lactose ingested. This is where the test can help. In case clients test positive they can start taking the necessary steps to manage this condition such as adopting a low-lactose or lactose-free diet, depending on the severity of their symptoms.
The spokesperson concluded by stating, “As a company, we are aware that having a condition such as Lactose Intolerance can be quite discomforting and disquieting. Our goal with this new test is therefore to help our clients identify this condition early on and start taking the necessary steps to control its symptoms. EasyDNA plans to continue introducing tests which can help our customers to take better care of their health and well-being by knowing their genetics better”.
EasyDNA is an international DNA testing company established in 2006 with operations in over 25 countries across the globe. EasyDNA offers a wide DNA testing product portfolio, which includes Paternity testing, Relationship testing (through siblings, aunts, uncles and grandparents), Prenatal DNA testing, Clinical DNA testing, Health testing as well as Ancestry testing services. Over the last decade, the company has handled thousands of DNA tests through internationally accredited laboratories holding the highest international accreditations.