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Other Gastrointestinal Testing Procedures

By

Jonathan Gotfried

, MD, Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University

Last full review/revision Apr 2021| Content last modified Apr 2021
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Breath tests

Wireless capsule motility

Wireless capsule motility involves an ingestible device that continuously measures the pressure and pH of the intraluminal environment as the device travels through the gastrointestinal tract. It allows the measurement of transit time, pressure profile, and motility of the entire gastrointestinal tract and individual regions (stomach, small intestine, colon). This procedure can help assess gastric emptying as well as small-bowel and colonic transit in patients presenting with symptoms suggestive of dysmotility.

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