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D-Xylose Absorption Test
The D-xylose absorption test measures the level of D-xylose, a type of sugar, in a blood or urine sample. This test is done to help diagnose problems that prevent the small intestine from absorbing nutrients in food. D-xylose is normally easily absorbed by the intestines. When problems with absorption occur, D-xylose...