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I had a stoolanalysis done and found out that I have a high pH value (8.0) and an increased level of Alpha-1-Antitrypsin (34,2 U/ml). Whatdoesthismean?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
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In brief: Probably not much

Stool pH varies chaotically with diet and what bugs happen to be there.
Stool antitrypsin is sometimes used to screen for protein-losing enteropathy. The units you give are not standard but I'll assume that they're elevated. If they are greatly above reference range, it's one more piece of information for the workup, suggesting at least some of the gut lining is significantly damaged.

In brief: Probably not much

Stool pH varies chaotically with diet and what bugs happen to be there.
Stool antitrypsin is sometimes used to screen for protein-losing enteropathy. The units you give are not standard but I'll assume that they're elevated. If they are greatly above reference range, it's one more piece of information for the workup, suggesting at least some of the gut lining is significantly damaged.
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