Resting energy expenditure (REE) measures the amount calories required by your child’s body during resting conditions.
For this test, your child must be able to lie still for about one hour. Children are able to watch a video during that time. In some cases, sedation is required to help your child lie still. To measure your child's energy expenditure, we will place a clear plastic hood over their head so we can take measurements of the air as they breathe normally.
This test is only available at CHOP’s Main Campus.
To learn more or request an appointment, call 215-590-3326.
Reviewed by: Petar Mamula, MD
Date: May 2014