Manual Calculation

In a clinical context, it is usually common to first look at the total value of remaining markers. If the total value is high, it is necessary to look at each segment for an assessment of where the colonic transit is abnormal.

  • Total number of markers in colon shows if the total transit time is rapid, normal or slow
  • Total number of markers in each segment provides information on the type of delay; i.e. where colonic transit is abnormal

With 10 markers per day each marker is equivalent to 0.1 days or 2.4 hours (i.e. 2.4 hours per marker). The formula that is used with Transit-Pelletsmethod™ (M/10) will provide a result on both total- and segmental transit time in days, however, the formula Mx2.4 can be used on both total- and segmental transit time for clinics that prefer a result in hours.

Result in days

Result in hours