Reducing substances and sugar chromatography


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Samples required

Fresh random urine or faecal sample - immediate transport to lab.

If requesting more than one faecal analysis please send separate samples for each as storage requirements differ.

Test done by biochemistry at RSCH. Please send separate samples with biochemistry forms to ensure sample reaches the department promptly. Samples shared with microbiology may be delayed, invalidating results.

Test indications


Reference range

Interpretive report.

Turnaround time

2 days (urine), 7 days (faeces).

Urines same day if urgent


Biochemistry (Special Chemistry)