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Cryptosporidium…

Cryptosporidium is a parasite that causes cryptosporidiosis, a profuse, watery diarrhea. Cryptosporidium is the leading cause of outbreaks of diarrhea linked to water and the third leading cause of diarrhea associated with animal contact in the…

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Oxalate and…

Hyperoxaluria can be either primary or secondary. Primary hyperoxaluria type 1 (PH1) is caused by a deficiency of the liver peroxisomal enzyme alanine-glyoxylate and serine-pyruvate aminotransferase (AGT), which catalyzes the conversion of…

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Pseudohypertriglyceri…

Most triglyceride tests used in clinical laboratories do not measure triglyceride itself, but the glycerol hydrolyzed from triglyceride by lipase. Increased free glycerol in a sample will falsely increase the triglyceride measurement unless a blank…