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Sugars (Faecal)

Alias: N/A

Discipline: Clinical Chemistry

Test information: There are a number of mono and disaccharide sugars which when found in significant or increased amounts in urine or faeces clinically point to disorders of carbohydrate absorption and metabolism.

Specimen Type(s)
  • Faeces;
  • Urine;
Other Acceptable Specimen Type(s)
Faeces
Specimen Container - Adult
  • Blue Top Container (Fecon);
Specimen Container - Paediatric
  • Plain Universal;
Analytes
  • N/A;
Part of a test profile?
No
Volume (min) of sample to be sent to laboratory
A single random formed stool sample approx. 2 g (cherry-sized).
Patient Preparation, Sample Handling and Transport
N/A
Maximum add on time
Within 24 hours of collection
Units and Reference Ranges / Interpretation
Interpretative comment
UKAS number
8869
UKAS accredited test?
Yes
Comments
N/A

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Last updated: 04-06-2024