2 doctors weighed in:

What does it mean if your test results are borderline for gastric emptying?

2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Brian Wosnitzer
Nuclear Medicine

In brief: Borderline...

Gastric emptying studies are used to calculate the % gastric emptying at certain time points.
Most institutions have a specific meal and protocol for imaging. At the end of the study, your % gastric emptying is compared to a normal database. Depending on the database, there is a cutoff value for normal/abnormal. You must be near the cutoff. The value may not be the same at all institutions.

In brief: Borderline...

Gastric emptying studies are used to calculate the % gastric emptying at certain time points.
Most institutions have a specific meal and protocol for imaging. At the end of the study, your % gastric emptying is compared to a normal database. Depending on the database, there is a cutoff value for normal/abnormal. You must be near the cutoff. The value may not be the same at all institutions.
Dr. Brian Wosnitzer
Dr. Brian Wosnitzer
Thank
Dr. Joseph Woods
Pathology

In brief: It depends.

This depends on why you had this test in the first place.
If you had symptoms like bloating and cramps and such, you might have delayed emptying and a borderline result can mean it is slower than normal, but not too slow. If you have the dumping syndrome, it can mean that it is faster than normal, but not fast enough to be diagnostic of this. So it depends on your condition and what is checked.

In brief: It depends.

This depends on why you had this test in the first place.
If you had symptoms like bloating and cramps and such, you might have delayed emptying and a borderline result can mean it is slower than normal, but not too slow. If you have the dumping syndrome, it can mean that it is faster than normal, but not fast enough to be diagnostic of this. So it depends on your condition and what is checked.
Dr. Joseph Woods
Dr. Joseph Woods
Thank
Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. Steven Seres
Board Certified,
17 years in practice
497K people helped
Continue
108,000 doctors available
Read more answers from doctors