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Program:Genetics and Genomics
 
Test Name:Fecal Sugar Identification (G&G North UAH)
Test Code:SUGFE
Performing Site: University of Alberta Hospital
Performing Dept:Newborn Metabolic Screen & Biochemical Genetics
 
Availability:Test performed Monday to Friday
TAT:10 days
 
Preferred Tube/Container:Loose, random stool. Sterile, screw top container
 
Specimen Requirements:1. Please see Patient Collection Instructions: Fecal Reducing Substances and Fecal Sugar Identification
2. Submit 5.0 mL of sample.
 
Min. Sample Required:2.0 mL
 
Specimen Processing:Freeze immediately.
Rejection Criteria: Samples received more than 2 hours from collection not frozen must be cancelled by the collection site.
 
Specimen Handling:Ship frozen.
Ambient transport temperatures result in growth of bacteria which consume reducing sugars, this can yield a false negative result.
 
Additional Information:Does not detect sucrose.
 
Requisition/Form:Submit request using Chemistry Specialty Requisition
Please ensure all required information is provided on the requisition.
 
Indications:Pediatric lactase deficiency.
The breath hydrogen test is also available at the University of Alberta Hospital.
If sucrase deficiency is suspected, order disaccharidase panel (requires small bowel biopsy sample).
Reference Interval:Provided on report.
 
 
Last Updated On:Monday, July 17, 2017
Date of Last Review:Jan 2 2018 12:00AM