Diagnosis at Mayo Clinic

By Mayo Clinic Staff


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At Mayo Clinic, tests for gastroparesis involve the entire digestive tract. It's important to pinpoint your problem so that you can get the right treatment.

Mayo's specialized tests include:

  • Detailed GI transit assessment. Measures how food moves through your digestive tract. Mayo Clinic specialists use a four-hour study to obtain the most precise results.
  • Gastric accommodation test. Measures how much the stomach expands after a meal. This test was developed by Mayo Clinic researchers.
  • Gastroduodenal manometry. Tests the muscles involved in digestion. At Mayo Clinic you rest in place throughout the test, which lasts five to six hours, to obtain the most-accurate results.
  • Autonomic nervous system testing. Analyzes a range of nerve functions involved in digestion. These tests were developed in conjunction with Mayo autonomic neurologists — doctors who specialize in the autonomic nervous system.
  • Paraneoplastic serological testing. Screens blood samples for antibodies associated with rare nervous system disorders that can cause severe gastroparesis. Mayo is one of the few medical centers to offer this blood test.
May. 22, 2014

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