Fat (Sudan III), Stool

1 Day(s)

Reference Range

Sudan is lipophilic azo compound used as biological stains for fats. This is a useful screening test for steatorrhea. Feces mixed with Sudan III stain are examined microscopically for detection of undigested (direct test) or digested (indirect test) fats that appear as red-stained globules.

Special Requirements

A dietary fat intake of approximately 60 g/dl should be maintained for at least 2 days before sample collection. Sample should be maintained at 37°C during transport.

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