Fecal fat test note

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I really dont get this note but can anyone get what its saying:


Mar 15, 2019 12:00 a.m. CDT


(NOTE) Test Result Flag Unit RefValue ------------------------------------------------------------------ Fat, F Total Weight 22 g Duration Random h More reliable results can be obtained from a timed collection. 48 and 72 hour collections will give the most reliable results. Percent Fat >20% in a random collection is suggestive of a fat malabsorption disorder and should be confirmed with a timed collection. % Fat 15 % fat < 20 -------------------ADDITIONAL INFORMATION------------------- This test was developed and its performance characteristics determined by Mayo Clinic in a manner consistent with CLIA requirements. This test has not been cleared or approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Test Performed by: Mayo Clinic Laboratories - Rochester Main Campus 200 First Street SW, Rochester, MN 55905

Not sure if I really have fat malabsorption disorder.

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    It sounds like you might, but that additional testing is warranted.

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    If you ate more than 100g of fat, then these results are suggestive of a fat malabsorption disorder (i.e. pancreatitis, or other digestive issues) and should be confirmed with a timed collection (i.e. do one that is over 48 or 72 hours)

    How much fat did you eat?

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      No one told me at the doctors office of how much fat I should eat, what foods to eat fat from and how long I have to collect stools in the house.

      I'm disappointed in that.

      I ate sub sandwiches at subway before I add stools in the containers.

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    somebody is trying to determine their level of body fat I believe. I remember there are easier ways to do this for example a lot of people even if they don't look fat their body fat is 25-30 to 35% heavy weight trainers and super athletic people that do a ton of training they get down to like 4, 5% A woman who is still menstruating will usually stop even having her cycle at about 7% body fat and under. I hope that helps and I think I'm pretty accurate

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