Focused testing for digestive deficiencies
Malabsorption syndrome encompasses several disorders that impact the ability of the small intestine to absorb macronutrients, micronutrients, or both. Because malabsorption syndrome can be caused by myriad factors, including but not limited to birth defects, intestinal trauma, celiac disease, lactose intolerance, parasitic diseases, genetic illness, and certain medications, identifying the underlying issue is critical for treatment success.
Diagnosis for some forms of malabsorption can be made clinically; however, advanced testing is often required for diagnostic confirmation. Test results provide a clearer understanding of the disease process, equipping clinicians with detailed information to direct treatment and follow-up care.