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.

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I have a long GI history which started with a gastric bypass 8 years ago. I havr chronic diarrhea, malabsorbtion, narrowing of the esphohus. I...

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You mention that your surgery was 8 years ago. From your symptoms
of chronic diarrhea and malabsorption , you need to have further...

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Stool in the morning comes out a XXXXXXX color. The first bowel looks to be of regular consistancy and size but what comes after is about have the...

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Thanks for the query.

Sticky foul smelling stools are usually secondary to excess fat in the stool also called Steatorrhea.

This occurs if...

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