Stool Reducing Substance
What is Stool Reducing Substance?
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 is Stool Reducing Substance done?
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.
Interpreting Stool Reducing Substance results
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.