Article Text


The influence of sex, body weight, and renal function on the xylose test
  1. Martin J. Kendall,
  2. Sheila Nutter


    A low excretion of xylose may be due to malabsorption, renal disease, or old age. Malabsorption can be distinguished from other causes by performing a combined oral and intravenous test, the result being expressed as a fraction of these readings. Sex and body weight do not influence the xylose test.

    Statistics from

    Request permissions

    If you wish to reuse any or all of this article please use the link below which will take you to the Copyright Clearance Center’s RightsLink service. You will be able to get a quick price and instant permission to reuse the content in many different ways.