Calorimetry testing

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A calorimetry test measures a child's resting metabolic rate. Learn about what happens during a calorimetry test as well as how to prepare your child.

Key points

  • A calorimetry test measures how much energy the body burns while at rest.
  • Your child must be able to lie still for about 12 to 30 minutes to have the test.
  • Results of the test can be used to find the right diet for your child.
Last updated: November 6th 2009