The GastroCH4ECK® is the newest member of the Bedfont Gastrolyzer® family. It is a breath analysis monitor that measures accurate and real-time combined CH4, H2 and O2. This monitor is intended for multi-patient use by healthcare professionals in a clinical environment.
The GastroCH4ECK® can be used to help detect the following disorders:
A percentage of patients do not produce hydrogen and therefore would not be diagnosed by the use of hydrogen breath testing alone. Therefore the role of methane is to ensure that patients who are non-hydrogen producers, but produce methane instead, are not misdiagnosed.
The Bedfont GastroCH4ECK® has been designed to offer additional benefits in terms of accuracy as well as increased ease of calibration with the latest monitor offering completely automated calibration.
The GastroCH4ECK® offers two breath sampling options – direct analysis through a specially designed mouthpiece and indirect analysis through the use of breath bags.
Direct testing produces instant results for the patient. The monitor provides accurate and real-time combined CH4, H2 and O2 monitoring. An O2 reading is taken to motivate patients into providing an end-tidal sample. If they are unable to do this the GastroCH4ECK® will automatically correct the reading saving the patient from embarrassment and having to carry out another test.
The breath bag sampling options allows for simultaneous testing of larger groups or remote testing for patients who cannot provide samples directly, in person.