Reagents, Clinical Chemistry, Lipid, Total
Definition : Clinical chemistry reagents intended to perform qualitative and/or quantitative chemical analysis of body fluids (typically feces) to determine the total level of lipids. Fecal lipids are usually composed of triglycerols, fatty acids, phospholipids and glycolipids, and sterols; most are dietary fats, but a significant part is derived from intestinal bacteria and/or from epithelial cells. The level of fecal lipids is determined in metabolic and fat-balance studies to assess pancreatic and intestinal diseases and to determine excessive amounts of fat in feces (steatorrhea). Determination of total lipids in serum is of very limited clinical use.
Entry Terms : "Total Lipid Determination Reagents"
UMDC code : 18919