Gastric transit markers

Gastric Transit is a diagnostic aid which has been developed in order to investigate the gastric emptying time.

The gelatin capsule contains 10 radiopaque polyurethane markers containing 40% barium sulphate.

The capsule should be swallowed at meal-time.
The 10 small radio-opaque markers do not undergo any changes in the gastrointestinal tract.

Without any special preparation of the patient, it is possible to reconstruct the activity of the stomach.

Any remaining markers still in the stomach after 6 hours are observed via x-ray. According to the established normal values, all the markers should have left the stomach.
If markers are still present in the stomach at the time of the x-ray, this indicates a delayed gastric emptying.
Part NumberDescription  
94000002 Gastric Emptying, 1 capsule