Tropical Sprue tests
Tropical Sprue

Tests could include:

  • A fecal culture is a laboratory test used to determine if bacteria, which can cause infection or disease, are present in your digestive tract. By testing your stool, your doctor can determine the type of bacteria present and prescribe the right an...
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  • A stool ova and parasites (O&P) test is used to detect parasites and eggs in the intestines. This is a relatively easy and common examination. You produce the sample on your own at home and the stool is then analyzed in a lab.
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  • In some cases, your doctor may decide that he or she needs a sample of your tissue or your cells to help diagnose an illness or identify a cancer. This removal of tissue or cells is called a biopsy. While a biopsy may sound scary, it's important t...
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  • Proteins circulate throughout your blood to help your body maintain fluid balance. Albumin is produced in the liver, and is one of the most abundant proteins in your blood's fluid or plasma. A proper balance of albumin is required to keep fluid fr...
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  • A potassium test is used to measure the amount of potassium in your blood. Potassium helps to move waste out of cells and nutrients into cells. This electrolyte is essential to proper muscle and nerve function. Even minor increases or decreases in...
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  • Magnesium is important to the functioning of your body. According to the National Institutes of Health's Office of Dietary Supplements, this mineral plays a role in more than 300 of your body's biochemical reactions (NIH: ODS, 2009). For example,...
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  • Phosphorus is an important part of several of your body's processes. It helps with bone growth, energy storage, and nerve and muscle production. Many foods, especially meats and dairy products, contain phosphorus, so it's usually easy to get enoug...
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  • Endoscopy is a procedure that uses a specialized flexible tube with an attached camera to view and operate on the internal organs. This allows surgeons to view problems within your body without having to make large incisions. It is often performed...
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  • A complete blood count, or CBC, is an easy and very common test that screens for certain disorders that can affect your health. A CBC measures several components of your blood and can help diagnose a broad range of conditions, from anemia and infe...
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  • Folic acid is the synthetic form of folate or vitamin B9, which is essential for healthy red blood cells. A folic acid test is usually ordered to check for a lack of folate or Vitamin B9. The procedure consists of a simple blood test. Your doctor ...
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