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ID:413 Faecal Fat Microscopy
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DescriptionCorrelates well with faecal fat test done on 3 day collection.
IndicationFat malabsorption
Additional Info
Concurrent Testsna
Dietary Requirementsna

InterpretationIncreased faecal fat may occur in intestinal disease (coeliac, Crohn's, sprue), pancreatic disease (chronic pancreatitis, CF), GI surgery, biliary obstruction. Rarer causes include Zollinger Ellison's syndrome, lymphoma, Whipple's, carcinoid.

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Ref. Range Notes
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IP Acute TAT- Contact Laboratory
IP Routine TAT10 days
GP Acute TAT- Contact Laboratory
GP Routine TAT10 days
Turnround CommentNA
Originally edited by : . Last edited on 10/05/2013 16:14:37. Published By on 10/05/2012 16:14:37.