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Faecal Reducing Substances

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This test is no longer available for Patients greater than 4 years of age, Hydrogen breath testing is now the recommended procedure.For children less than 4 years faecal reducing substances is still offered but  breath testing at RCH should be considered.

 

Alternate names:
Faecal Reducing sugars
Laboratory:
Referred Test
Test Code:
FRSUG
Specimen types:
Faeces
Container types:
Faeces-plain potFaeces-plain pot
Collection Instructions:

Faeces for reducing substances test must be frozen at collection.

If Dr has requested Micro and culture as well as reducing substances, the specimen needs to be separated into two different containers.

Frequency:
Daily
Result Turnaround Time:
3-4 days
Reference Interval:

0.00-0.26%

Laboratory Use Only

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TURN AROUND TIMES - When will my result be available?

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"THE ART OF CCCCOLLECTION"

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