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Whys hydrogen breath test referred to as the "gold standard"?

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Dr. Frederick Shieh
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology

In brief: It's good

Gold standard means that the test mentioned is considered to be the best possible test for that specific medical problem.

In brief: It's good

Gold standard means that the test mentioned is considered to be the best possible test for that specific medical problem.
Dr. Frederick Shieh
Dr. Frederick Shieh
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Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine

In brief: Hydrogen breath test

It is gold standard because it is the old and reliable test used todiagnose fructoce and lactose intolerance, and bacterial overgrowth syndrome and no other test comes close to it.
But having said that the standardisind and interpretation of the test still remains difficult.

In brief: Hydrogen breath test

It is gold standard because it is the old and reliable test used todiagnose fructoce and lactose intolerance, and bacterial overgrowth syndrome and no other test comes close to it.
But having said that the standardisind and interpretation of the test still remains difficult.
Dr. Yash Khanna
Dr. Yash Khanna
Thank
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