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Sugar Permability Testing: The D-Xylose to OMG Ratio

Specialty:

Gastroenterology
Nutrition

Objective:

ICD-10:

Description:

The ratio of urine D-xylose to urine OMG (3-O-methyl-D-glucose) is a measure of epithelial absorptive capacity. D-xylose is predominantly absorbed in the jejunum, while OMG is absorbed throughout the small bowel.

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