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Eating Disorders: Malnutrition Tests - Topic Overview

As a part of the physical exam for eating disorders, a doctor may order certain tests to see whether your body is generally healthy. These may include blood or urine tests to check:

A doctor may also test whether you have difficulty digesting certain foods, such as milk and dairy products.

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Last Updated: August 25, 2011
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