Project title:

Development and Validation of a New Breath Test for Intestinal Function

Chief Investigator:

Dr Roger Yazbek

Funding Amount:



Flinders University


Existing technologies for detection and monitoring of intestinal damage and repair in children are costly and invasive, leading to stress and unnecessary risks. New tests are needed that are non-invasive, rapid, and more suitable for a paediatric setting. We have developed a new, non-radioactive, stable-isotope breath test that can detect a marker of intestinal health and function and have demonstrated the specificity of this test in cells grown in the lab. We will now prove the efficacy of this test in a rat model of intestinal damage to provide proof-of-concept data for future human studies.

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