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Fecal fat test

Fecal fat test

Fecal fat test: The fecal fat test measures the amount of fat in the stool (steatorrhea) and the amount of dietary fat not absorbed by the body.

Fecal fat test: Other Names

Other names for Fecal fat test include:

  • Fat absorption
  • Quantitative stool fat determination

Diseases Associated with Fecal fat test

These diseases or medical conditions may be diagnosed by, screened for, or associated with Fecal fat test:

  • Cystic fibrosis
  • Malabsorption
  • Maldigestion due to obstruction of the pancreatobiliary tree (e.g. gallstones)
  • Short-gut syndrome due to surgical bypass, resection, or congenital abnormality

Basic Information: Fecal fat test

Disease or Condition count: 0; see list of conditions below. These are the diseases or medical conditions in which the medical test 'Fecal fat test' may be involved.

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