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Faecal fat

This is an important test used to investiage hte cause of malabsorption.

Stool
1 tests included
7 days turnaround

£120.00

£99.00

About Faecal fat

What is a faecal fat test?

The test measures the level of fat in faeces and is used to investigate conditions causing malabsorption. Fats are broken down in the digestive tract first in the stomach, then in the intestines. The stomach produces acid which contributes to the digestive process, whilst the pancreas produces enzymes and the liver produces bile. Insufficient amounts of enzymes and bile results in loss of nutrients in the faeces. Symptoms of malabsorption include abdominal pain, bloating, loose fatty stools and persistent diarrhoea. Causes of malabsorption include coeliac disease, inflammatory bowel syndrome (IBS) and chronic pancreatitis.

Why take the test?

This test measures the level of fat in faeces to investigate the cause of malabsorption, such as coeliac disease, inflammatory bowel syndrome (IBS) and chronic pancreatitis.

 

What's tested

Malabsorption

How it works

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Order your kit

Just order a test online and get your kit delivered right to you door. Your kit contains everything you need for the test.

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Take your test and post

Follow our simple instructions to take your sample and post back the enclosed prepaid envelope to our accredited lab for processing. We also offer home or workplace visits by a qualified nurse.

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Get results directly to your dashboard

You will receive an email notification from our medical team when your results are available on your secure personalised health dashboard.

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