Diagnostics of maldigestion / malabsorption

For the examination from serum we need approx. 0.5 ml serum. For the examination from faeces we need a sample the size of a cherry and from urine 2ml are sufficient.

ParameterMaterialMethodSpeciesDuration
(days)
         Remarks
 
 TLI (Trypsin-like Immunoreactivity)  
  
serumEIA dog, catdog
2
cat
10
  • The animal must have been fasting for at least 12 hours.
  • Substitution therapy does not interfere.
 
 
 
Vitamin B12serumLIA dog,
cat
1
  • decreased with „bacterial overgrowth“ and EPI
 
 
 
 Folic acid  
serum LIA dog,
cat 
1
  • increased with „bacterial overgrowth“ and EPI
  • decreased: absorption disorders
 
 
 
 

Pankreatic elastase E1 

faecesEIA dog  2
  • substitution therapy does not interfere.
 
 
 
Phenole, Indikan, Nitrosonaphthol 
 
morning urine(mandatory)  chemical, photo-metric dog, cat
horse  
1
  • detection of „bacterial overgrowth“
 
 
 
 Total fatty
acids  
faeces spectro-graphic (NIRS)dog,
cat
1
  • detection of disorders of fat digestion
 
 
 
 
 Bile acids    faeces chemical-photo-
metric
dog, cat1
  • increased with „bacterial overgrowth“
     
  • disorders of fat absorption
 
 
 
Particle size  faeces measuring horse1
  • evidence of insufficient break-up
 
 
 
 Sand content   faeces elution, measuringhorse  1
  • „Sand colic“
 
 

 





   

 


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