Dosage of fats in feces

The sample needed for the analysis is faeces that will have to be delivered in a sterile bottle purchased at the pharmacy. The patient should not take oily laxatives, barium, magnesium or bismuth salts, at least 72 hours before taking the sample.

The results are delivered after 72 hours.

This analysis would be recommended to detect and measure an excess of fat in stool and therefore, as an aid to establish the diagnosis of disorders that cause malabsorption.

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