breath test


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breath test

any diagnostic test in which endogenous or exogenous materials are measured in samples of breath as a means of identifying pathologic processes; examples include hydrogen breath testing for lactose intolerance or urea breath testing to detect gastric colonization with Helicobacter pylori.
Synonym(s): breath analysis

breath test

Gastroenterology
Any of a number of clinical tests used to evaluate malabsorption, in which a food containing a substance emitting low levels of radioactivity is ingested and, if malabsorbed, is exhaled through the lungs.

Lab medicine
The testing of the gases exhaled from a patient for the presence of volatile organic compounds (VOCs).

breath test

Chest medicine Any of a number of clinical tests used to evaluate malabsorption, in which a food containing a substance emitting low levels of radioactivity is ingested and, if malabsorbed, is exhaled through the lungs. See 2H-lactose test, 14C-xylose test GI disease See Urea breath test Lab medicine The testing of gases exhaled from a Pt for the presence of volatile organic compounds–VOCs.

breath test

(breth test)
1. Any diagnostic procedure in which endogenous or exogenous materials are measured in samples of breath as a means of identifying pathologic processes (e.g., hydrogen breath testing for lactose intolerance, urea breath testing to detect gastric colonization with Helicobacter pylori).
2. A test to measure alcohol consumption.

breath test

(breth test)
Any diagnostic test in which endogenous or exogenous materials are measured in samples of breath as a means of identifying pathologic processes.
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