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Stool Reducing Substance

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NABL, CAP, ISO
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Overview
Test Results & Interpretations
Patient Concerns

Overview of Stool Reducing Substance

Test Description

This test is used to detect the unabsorbed sugar in the stool of a patient. The test gives an idea regarding the patient’s ability to absorb carbohydrates, nutrients and other forms of sugar from foods and drinks.

Why Get Tested

There are various reasons why this test may be needed. It may be prescribed during a regular health checkup or if a doctor suspects toxicity in the body. Usually, this test is needed for people who suffer from either lactose intolerance or newborn intestinal tissue death.


Precautions

  • No special preparation required

What Results of Stool Reducing Substance mean?

Interpretations

For adults and children, the normal range is 0.25 g/dL, while the borderline range is 0.25-0.5 g/dL. Anything above 0.5 g/dL is considered abnormal.



Patient Concerns about Stool Reducing Substance

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. Can the sample be collected at home?
You can collect the stool sample at home, but consult the physician before doing so. The healthcare worker will instruct you on how to go about collecting the sample.

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NABL

CAP

ISO

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