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Reducing Substances, Stool

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Stool, NA, Fasting or Non Fasting: As suggested by doctor

sample requiredSample Required:

The Reducing Substances, Stool test requires a small stool sample. This sample can typically be collected at home and then provided to the laboratory for analysis.

test timeTest Time:

The results of the Reducing Substances, Stool test are usually available within a day or two after the stool sample is received by the laboratory.

test normal rangeTest Normal Range:

The normal range for reducing substances in stool can vary slightly between laboratories. The test is primarily qualitative, meaning it indicates whether reducing substances are present or absent in the stool.

what is the testWhat is the Test?

The Reducing Substances, Stool test is performed to detect the presence of reducing substances in a stool sample. Reducing substances are sugars that are not fully absorbed during digestion and are commonly found in the stools of infants and young children. This test is primarily used to diagnose conditions such as carbohydrate malabsorption disorders, including lactose intolerance.

test procedureTest Procedure:

Collect a small stool sample, usually about the size of a walnut, in a clean container. Ensure that the sample is fresh and has not been contaminated with urine or water. Label the container with your name and other required information. Submit the sample to a laboratory or healthcare provider for analysis. The laboratory will test the sample for the presence of reducing substances.

who should take this testWhen to Take the Test:

This test is typically recommended when there are signs and symptoms of carbohydrate malabsorption, such as diarrhea, abdominal discomfort, and bloating, especially in infants and young children.

when to take the testWho Should Take This Test:

Individuals, particularly infants and young children, who are experiencing symptoms of carbohydrate malabsorption may be recommended to take this test. It can help diagnose conditions like lactose intolerance or other disorders that affect the absorption of sugars in the digestive tract.

precautions for exceptional casesPrecautions for Exceptional Cases (Pregnancy, etc.):

There are no specific precautions related to exceptional cases like pregnancy for this test. It is primarily used in pediatric cases or when there are symptoms suggestive of carbohydrate malabsorption.


FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions):

Q1: What are the common symptoms of carbohydrate malabsorption in infants and children?

A: Common symptoms may include diarrhea, abdominal pain, gas, bloating, and failure to thrive.

Q2: Is this test suitable for diagnosing lactose intolerance in adults?

A: While it can be used in adults, lactose intolerance is more commonly diagnosed through other tests like the lactose tolerance test or hydrogen breath test.

Q3: How should I collect a stool sample for this test?

A: Follow your healthcare provider’s instructions, but typically, you’ll need to collect a small, fresh stool sample in a clean container.

Q4: Can medications or dietary choices affect the results of this test?

A: Yes, certain medications and dietary choices can impact the presence of reducing substances in the stool. It’s important to inform your healthcare provider of any medications or dietary restrictions before the test.

Q5: Are there any risks associated with the Reducing Substances, Stool test?

A: This test is non-invasive and generally considered safe. There are no significant risks associated with providing a stool sample for analysis.

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