Medical Definition of Schilling test

1. This test measures the amount of vitamin B12 in the urine after ingesting a dose of B12. This test evaluates vitamin B12 absorption. The cells in the stomach produce a substance known as intrinsic factor. This substance combines with B12 to allow absorption in the distal ileum. The patient is given a small dose of radioactive B12 which can then be detected in the patients urine. Pernicious anaemia is the clinical result of B12 deficiency. Conditions that can result in an abnormal Schilling test include: deficiency of intrinsic factor, malabsorption or the development of an antibody to intrinsic factor. The Schilling test can be performed with or without administration of intrinsic factor to determine what the underlying cause for pernicious anaemia. Laxative use, renal insufficiency and hypothyroidism can all interfere with the results of this test. (27 Sep 1997)



Schilling Test Pictures

Click the following link to bring up a new window with an automated collection of images related to the term: Schilling Test Images

Lexicographical Neighbors of Schilling Test

schiavona
schicksa
schicksas
schiedam
schiedams
schieffelinite
schiff bases
schiffli
schilder syndrome
schilerization
schiller
schillerization
schillerizations
schillers
schilling
schilling test (current term)
schillings
schimmel
schimmels
schindyleses
schindylesis
schindyletic joint
schipperke
schipperkes
schirmerite
schisencephalic microcephaly
schisencephaly
schism
schisma
schismas

Other Resources Relating to: Schilling test

Search for Schilling test on Dictionary.com!Search for Schilling test on Thesaurus.com!Search for Schilling test on Google!Search for Schilling test on Wikipedia!

Search