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A test that to detect a specific substance in the breath to help explain metabolic changes. Breath tests are used to detect evidence of bacterial overgrowth in the intestines, to investigate the causes of malabsorption, to detect Helicobacter pylori in the stomach, and to estimate alcohol in the tissues, due to micro-organisms in the patient.
SYN: SEE: sniff test (2)
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Venes, Donald, editor. "Breath Test." Taber's Medical Dictionary, 23rd ed., F.A. Davis Company, 2017. Taber's Online, www.tabers.com/tabersonline/view/Tabers-Dictionary/750351/all/breath_test.
Breath test. In: Venes D, ed. Taber's Medical Dictionary. 23rd ed. F.A. Davis Company; 2017. https://www.tabers.com/tabersonline/view/Tabers-Dictionary/750351/all/breath_test. Accessed September 15, 2019.
Breath test. (2017). In Venes, D. (Ed.), Taber's Medical Dictionary. Available from https://www.tabers.com/tabersonline/view/Tabers-Dictionary/750351/all/breath_test
Breath Test [Internet]. In: Venes D, editors. Taber's Medical Dictionary. F.A. Davis Company; 2017. [cited 2019 September 15]. Available from: https://www.tabers.com/tabersonline/view/Tabers-Dictionary/750351/all/breath_test.
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