Whitaker Test and its Utility
Whitaker in 1973 introduced Ante Grade Pressure Measurement for detection of Upper Tract Obstructions notably PUJ Obstructions. Though many subsequently considered an inflow of 10mL/ minute as unphysiological and hence may not have a place in assessing obstructions. There are studies where inflow is reduced to 2mL/min which they believe is more physiological.
The problem arises as there are some who state that even Renograms as practiced today have their limitations in detecting Obstructions and they are not foolproof.
Are there any indications for performing ‘Whitaker’s Test’ in Modern Urology or this test should now be relegated to history.
Opinion of members are invited so that we can have a fair say on whether Whitaker’s test have any place in Modern Paediatric Urology