A biopsy-based quick test in the diagnosis of duodenal hypolactasia in upper gastrointestinal endoscopy.

@article{Kuokkanen2006ABQ,
  title={A biopsy-based quick test in the diagnosis of duodenal hypolactasia in upper gastrointestinal endoscopy.},
  author={Mikko Kuokkanen and M Myllyniemi and Matti Vauhkonen and Timo Helske and Ilpo P K{\"a}{\"a}ri{\"a}inen and S Karesvuori and Auli Linnala and Matti H{\"a}rk{\"o}nen and Irma E. J{\"a}rvel{\"a} and Pentti Ilmari Sipponen},
  journal={Endoscopy},
  year={2006},
  volume={38 7},
  pages={708-12}
}
BACKGROUND AND STUDY AIMS The usefulness of a new quick test for endoscopic diagnosis of adult-type hypolactasia was tested in duodenal biopsies. In this test, an endoscopic biopsy from the postbulbar duodenum is incubated with lactose on a test plate, and a color reaction develops within 20 min as a result of hydrolyzed lactose (a positive result) in patients with normolactasia, whereas no reaction (a negative result) develops in patients with severe hypolactasia. PATIENTS AND METHODS Two… CONTINUE READING
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