interpretation of results

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Basal acid secretion by the stomach is low, usually less than 5 mmol/h. In the Zollinger-Ellison syndrome the basal acid secretion may exceed 100 mmol/h.

Stimulated acid secretion is normally:

  • < 45 mmol/h in males
  • < 35 mmol/h in females

The pH of the stimulated juice in patients with achlorhydria remains alkaline.

Last reviewed 01/2018