Evaluation of the 13C-triolein breath test for fat malabsorption in adult patients with cystic fibrosis.

BACKGROUND AND AIMS A simple non-invasive test not requiring the use of radioactive isotopes is required to assess fat malabsorption in adult cystic fibrosis (CF) patients. Breath tests using substrates labeled with 13C meet these conditions. The 14C-triolein breath test is sensitive and specific for measuring fat malabsorption, but involves radiation… CONTINUE READING