Small intestine

 

This extends from the duodenum to the ileocecal junction where it meets the large intestine through the cecum. Its conditions which warrant chemical investigations include

Malabsorption syndromes

  • Fecal fat

  • D-xylose absorption

  • Serum carotenes

  • Prothrombin time

  • D-xylose absorption

  • Lactose tolerance test

  • Secretin test

  • Schilling test for vitamin B12 absorption

  • Bile acid breath test

Non chemical tests include

  • Flat plate of abdomen

  • X rays studies of gut
    Tissue typing

Acute intestinal obstruction

  • Electrolyte and urea

  • Lactic dehydrogenase

  • Serum amylase


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Chemical pathology of abdominal pain

 

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