Eating Disorders: Malnutrition Tests

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Eating Disorders: Malnutrition Tests

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As a part of the physical examination for eating disorders, a health professional may order certain tests to see whether your body is generally healthy. These may include blood or urine tests to check:

A health professional may also test whether you have difficulty digesting certain foods, such as milk and dairy products.

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By Healthwise Staff
Primary Medical Reviewer Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine
Specialist Medical Reviewer W. Stewart Agras, MD - Psychiatry
Specialist Medical Reviewer Brian D. O'Brien, MD - Internal Medicine
Last Revised October 28, 2009

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