MedStats team publish results of nationwide survey of SeHCAT utilisation

MedStats team members, Jennifer Summers, Janet Peacock, Bola Coker, Mercy Ofuya and Fiona Reid, along with colleagues, published results of their prospective survey of the provision and practise of SeHCAT (tauroselcholic [75 selenium] acid) for the diagnosis of Bile Acid Malabsorption.

The study was published in BMJ Open Gastroenterology.

The study was designed as a service evaluation of n=38 centres in the UK and captured  both centre and patient-level information; such as patient care-pathways, clinical history, SeHCAT results, treatment and aspects of follow-up.

The study ‘identified a lack of consistent cut-off/threshold values, with differing centre criteria for defining an ‘abnormal’ SeHCAT result’.