14 C-xylose test

14 C-xylose test

A test for general malabsorption Method 1.0 g–5-10 µCi of 'hot' xylose is administered per os; ↑ breath radioactivity at 30 min indicates overgrowth in the small intestine by gram-negative anaerobes
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