Gastric Analysis and Gastric Acid Stimulation Test
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To evaluate gastric fluid and the amount of gastric acid secreted toward diagnosing gastrointestinal disorders such as ulcers, cancers, and inflammation.
Gastric fluid collected in eight plastic tubes at 15-min intervals.
(Method: Volume measurement and pH by ion-selective electrode)
|Basal acid output (BAO)||Male: 0–10.5 mmol/hr|
|Female: 0–5.6 mmol/hr|
|Peak acid output (PAO)||Male: 12–60 mmol/hr|
|Female: 8–40 mmol/hr|
|Peak response time||Pentagastrin, intramuscular: 15–45 min|
|Pentagastrin, subcutaneous: 10–30 min|
|BAO/PAO ratio||Less than 0.2|