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Breath testing

After eating a solid meal with a non-radioactive isotope, breath samples can be collected to measure gastric emptying rate. As the meal is ingested and absorbed in the small intestine, the isotope is metabolised and expelled from the lungs. The amount of isotope in the breath allows your physician to calculate how quickly your stomach is emptying. 


If you are interested in other gastrointestinal-focused information and intervention websites developed and hosted at
Swinburne University of Technology,
please go to:

IBSclinic.mindovergut.com for individuals with Irritable Bowel Syndrome

IBDclinic.mindovergut.com for individuals with Inflammatory Bowel Disease


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