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caffeine breath test 


A non-invasive method for studying CYP1A2  activity that is suitable for children age 3 and above, which consists of the oral administration of a stable isotope and collection of breath samples for 2 hours. Breath samples are then analysed by continuous flow isotope ratio mass spectrometry.

The test has been used to study drug interactions and the effect of disease on drug metabolism.

Reference Paediatric and Perinatal Drug Therapy, 2002; 5 (1) 28-33

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