Test diets

These documents are part of the ACI Diet Specifications for Adult Inpatients. They are not to be used for patient education.

Test diet - 5HIAA

A diet to avoid foods high in 5-hydroxyindoleacetic acid (5HIAA) and its precursor, serotonin.

Test diet - catecholamine / VMA / metanephrines

A diet to avoid foods high in catecholamines.

Test diet - gelatine free

A diet to avoid foods high in gelatine.

Test diet - glucose tolerance

A diet with at least 150g of carbohydrate per day.

Test diet - histamine collection

A diet low in histamine.

Test diet - hydrogen breath test

A diet with minimal carbohydrate and dietary fibre.

Test diet - occult blood

A diet to avoid all sources of haemoglobin.

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