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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.

DepartmentBiochemistry
SampleFaeces
TubePlain Universal
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Collection Conditions
Min. Vol1 g/ 1mL
Freq.

Ref. Range (Male)
Ref. Range (Female)
Ref. Range (Paed)
Ref. Range Notes
Units - Not Defined -
IP Acute TAT- Contact Laboratory
IP Routine TAT10 days
GP Acute TAT- Contact Laboratory
GP Routine TAT10 days
Turnround CommentNA

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