Reducing substances - faeces
Last updated: Thursday, 25, March, 2004
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5 g faeces.
Spot test; chromatography.
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Diagnosis of sugar intolerance:lactose, sucrose or glucose/galactose.
Although the test is usually done with faecal pH measurement the latter does not provide any additional useful diagnostic information.
A positive result indicates reduced digestion or absorption of one or more sugars.
False negatives occur eg, if the offending sugar has not been ingested recently.
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