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What is a 3-day fecal test?

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You’ll need to collect samples of your stool in special containers for about 3 days and give them to your doctor. The lab will test them for the amount of fat they have.

From: Why Is EPI Hard to Diagnose? WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

Cleveland Clinic: “Disease and Conditions, Fecal elastase test.”

Dominguez-Munoz, J. , June 2011. Gastroenterology & Hepatology

The National Pancreas Foundation: “Exocrine Pancreatic Insufficiency,” “Pancreas Endoscopic Ultrasound (EUS).”

The National Pancreas Foundation: “Pancreas Endoscopic Ultrasound (EUS).”

Medscape: “Exocrine Pancreatic Insufficiency Clinical Presentation,” “Exocrine Pancreatic Insufficiency: Seen but Not Recognized?”

University of Rochester Medical Center: “Trypsinogen (blood).”

RadiologyInfo.org: “Magnetic Resonance Cholangiography/Pancreatography (MRCP).”

The Pancreas Center: “Non-Invasive Tests.”

FARE: “Shellfish.”

St. Michael’s: “Medical Imagine: CT (CAT) Scan.”

Reviewed by Brunilda Nazario on December 14, 2018

SOURCES:

Cleveland Clinic: “Disease and Conditions, Fecal elastase test.”

Dominguez-Munoz, J. , June 2011. Gastroenterology & Hepatology

The National Pancreas Foundation: “Exocrine Pancreatic Insufficiency,” “Pancreas Endoscopic Ultrasound (EUS).”

The National Pancreas Foundation: “Pancreas Endoscopic Ultrasound (EUS).”

Medscape: “Exocrine Pancreatic Insufficiency Clinical Presentation,” “Exocrine Pancreatic Insufficiency: Seen but Not Recognized?”

University of Rochester Medical Center: “Trypsinogen (blood).”

RadiologyInfo.org: “Magnetic Resonance Cholangiography/Pancreatography (MRCP).”

The Pancreas Center: “Non-Invasive Tests.”

FARE: “Shellfish.”

St. Michael’s: “Medical Imagine: CT (CAT) Scan.”

Reviewed by Brunilda Nazario on December 14, 2018

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