Functional Exploration of Digestion – Test Goiffon


This examination can detect digestive shortcomings from the analysis of digestion, performed on stool.


It establishes, in this protocol, a microscopic study of food waste, substances of intestinal origin of the fecal flora, stool pH, organic acids and ammonia found in the stool.

Functional exploration of digestion - test GoiffonTechnique:

Stool sample, sufficient for physicochemical analysis.


They are explicitly shown by the laboratory.



Practical advice:

The examination is hardly used because of more accurate current exams, the most advanced diagnostic techniques.However, historically deserves to be known.


Editor-in-chief of the Medical Actu website; general practitioner graduated from the Faculty of Medicine of Algiers in 2005 currently practicing as a liberal.

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