Malabsorption disorders

Clinically supported, patient-focused testing

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, identifying the underlying issue is critical for treatment success.

Malabsorption disorders Test menu

Malabsorption panel

Available exclusively at Mayo Clinic Laboratories and appropriate for all ages, our malabsorption evaluation panel includes assays carefully selected for their ability to quickly eliminate differential diagnosis and target the root cause of the gastrointestinal distress. Designed to expedite answers, our panel minimizes stress and optimizes patient outcomes.

Key testing

Testing panel includes


Disaccharidase activity

We use a panel-based approach to evaluate patients for disaccharidase deficiency when serological testing, imaging studies, and breath testing are negative.

Key testing


  • Examines tissue samples, taken as part of endoscopy, to gain quantitative values of lactase, sucrase, maltase, palatinase, and glucoamylase.
  • Test reports include clinical results interpretation.



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