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Xylose Tolerance

Source Blood
Mnemonic XYTOL
Specimen Requirements By appointment only.
Community patients: contact CLS Patient Appointment Line at 403-777-5136 to book an appointment at any Patient Service Centre.
Hospital patients: nursing unit to book appointment with on-site lab.

Requires a fast of at least 10 hours (9 hours if diabetic).
Fasting and one-hour specimens are collected.

Xylose drink:
Patients weighing greater than or equal to 10 kg (22 lb) receive the maximum dose of 5 g.
Patients weighing less than 10 kg (22 lb) receive 0.5 g/kg body weight to a maximum of 5 g.

1 x 3.5 mL gold top SST tube
Specimen Handling PSC & RRL:
Centrifuge, pour off, and transport serum to DSC. Send specimen in a separate bag with a photocopy of the requisition.

Extra-regional:
Centrifuge, pour off, and freeze serum prior to transport to DSC. Send specimen in a separate bag with a photocopy of the requisition.

DSC:
Freeze specimens upon receipt in lab; ensure frozen specimens do not thaw.
Additional Information Xylose drink mix must be ordered from DSC Accession at 403-770-3245 at least 2 days prior to appointment.
Testing Location University of Alberta
Testing Frequency
Alternate Name(s) D-Xylose Tolerance
Reference Interval