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Which blood tests can check for gastroparesis?
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David Miller
Family Medicine
3 doctors agree
In brief: Mechanical problem
Gastroparesis is a mechanical or electrical problem with the motility of the gut.
As such, there is not a change in blood chemistry or hormone levels to be tested for. It is diagnosed by the absence of gut movement, typically using various imaging studies such as a barium swallow or a gastric emptying study. You need to check for diabetes as the most common cause for gastroparesis --.

In brief: Mechanical problem
Gastroparesis is a mechanical or electrical problem with the motility of the gut.
As such, there is not a change in blood chemistry or hormone levels to be tested for. It is diagnosed by the absence of gut movement, typically using various imaging studies such as a barium swallow or a gastric emptying study. You need to check for diabetes as the most common cause for gastroparesis --.
David Miller
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Dr. Michio Abe
Internal Medicine
3 doctors agree
In brief: None
There is no blood test for gastroparesis.
Gastroparesis can be diagnosed based on a good history and physical exam as well as tests such as a barium swallow x-ray or a gastric emptying scintigraphy with a radioisotope. Blood tests can help diagnose the underlying problems such as diabetes, hypothyroidism or autoimmune diseases.

In brief: None
There is no blood test for gastroparesis.
Gastroparesis can be diagnosed based on a good history and physical exam as well as tests such as a barium swallow x-ray or a gastric emptying scintigraphy with a radioisotope. Blood tests can help diagnose the underlying problems such as diabetes, hypothyroidism or autoimmune diseases.
Dr. Michio Abe
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