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Overview
Interpreting Results
FAQ's

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BDS, MDS - Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology
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Stool Reducing Substance

You need to provide
Stool
This test is for
Male, Female
Test Preparation
  1. No special preparation required

Overview


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


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.


Answers to Patient Concerns & Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Stool Reducing Substance


Frequently Asked Questions about Stool Reducing Substance

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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