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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.

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