What is Steatocrit?
Steatocrit or Acid steatocrit is a simple, rapid gravimetric method to determine steatorrhea. The test is simple, rapid, inexpensive, and reliable. It is a qualitative test that can be used when other methods are impractical.
An elevated steatocrit is indicative of fat malabsorption resulting in steatorrhea. The generally resulting from pancreatic exocrine insufficiency but can also occur with severe small bowel disease i. e. celiac disease, liver diseases such as Primary Biliary Cirrhosis and medications inhibiting fat absorption such as orlistat.