Show Summary Details
Page of

Investigation of gastrointestinal function 

Investigation of gastrointestinal function
Chapter:
Investigation of gastrointestinal function
Author(s):

Julian R.F. Walters

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199204854.003.150304

November 30, 2011: This chapter has been re-evaluated and remains up-to-date. No changes have been necessary.

Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD MEDICINE ONLINE (www.oxfordmedicine.com). © Oxford University Press, 2015. All Rights Reserved. Under the terms of the licence agreement, an individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a title in Oxford Medicine Online for personal use (for details see Privacy Policy).

date: 25 November 2017

Many blood measurements of absorbed dietary components (such as iron, folate, vitamin B12, cholesterol, and triglycerides) or their metabolic products (such as haemoglobin or albumin) can be abnormal when gastrointestinal function is impaired, and their serial changes can be used to follow progress of disease. Specific assessment of the function of the gastrointestinal tract complements the findings of imaging, endoscopy, and histology in the diagnosis of digestive diseases....

Access to the complete content on Oxford Medicine Online requires a subscription or purchase. Public users are able to search the site and view the abstracts for each book and chapter without a subscription.

Please subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you have purchased a print title that contains an access token, please see the token for information about how to register your code.

For questions on access or troubleshooting, please check our FAQs, and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us.