How is lactose intolerance diagnosed?
If you are experiencing signs and symptoms of lactose intolerance, your doctor may recommend an elimination diet test. This involves stopping certain foods to see if your symptoms are reduced. Other more specific diagnostic tests include a lactose tolerance blood test to identify if lactose is being converted into glucose and absorbed by the blood. A hydrogen breath test or stool acidity test can also identify if lactose is not being broken down and absorbed into your body.
Author: Bow Tauro
First answered: 23 Sep 2014
Last reviewed: 19 May 2018
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