Urinary Beta-Alanine Excretion Is a Marker of Abnormal as well as Normal Gut Fermentation
Eaton K, Howard M, Hunnisett A
J. Nutr. Med. 1994;4:157-163
Normal gut fermentation is the process whereby non-starch-soluble polysaccharides are metabolised in the large bowel to provide nutrients. It is well represented in the literature. Abnormal fermentation however can also be present. A test for this demonstrates the production of trace amounts of ethanol, measurable in blood. Beta-alanine production, measured by urinary excretion, is associated with normal fermentation, but this study demonstrates that beta-alanine production may be a consequence of abnormal fermentation as well as normal. We consider that it may be an independent marker of the disease process.
NOTICE : Biolab Limited has gone into administration
14th July 2022
Biolab Limited has gone into administration due to the delay by The Care Quality Commission in processing our application to transfer our business activities to our laboratory site in West London following an earlier temporary suspension.
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