Re: Fecal fat
This test is used to evaluate fat absorption as an indication of liver, gallbladder, pancreas, and intestinal functions.
Lipid (fat) malabsorption is called steatorrhea. Normal lipid absorption requires bile from the gallbladder (or liver if the gallbladder has been removed), enzymes from the pancreas, and a normal intestines.
Less than 7g of fat per 24-hours
What abnormal results mean:
Decreased fat absorption may result from:
short bowel syndrome (e.g., from surgery or congenital anomaly)