Stool microscopy in screening for steatorrhoea.


A prospective study is described comparing microscopy of random faecal specimens for the presence of neutral and split fat by a relatively simple, cheap, and rapid methods with standard chemical estimation of faecal fat. The method of microscopy was found to be reliable in excluding steatorrhoea in children over the age of 3 months.

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@article{Ghosh1977StoolMI, title={Stool microscopy in screening for steatorrhoea.}, author={Sushanta Kumar Ghosh and James M Littlewood and Duncan Goddard and Anna E. Steel}, journal={Journal of clinical pathology}, year={1977}, volume={30 8}, pages={749-53} }