Oesophageal testing

BRAVO pH Testing:

The BRAVO pH test measures the amount of acidity (pH) in the oesophagus. This test helps your specialist diagnose GORD (Gastro Oesophageal Reflux Disease).  The specialist adheres a small recording device to the oesophagus during Gastroscopy to monitor how much acid is flowing backward from the stomach. You wear a recording device for 2-3 days.

Oesophageal pH Impedance Study:

This test is one of the ways your Gastroenterologist can see if you have a condition called Gastro Oesophageal Reflux Disease (GORD). The test involves a narrow, flexible tube called a catheter that is inserted into your nose and extends to your stomach opening. The catheter stays in place for 24 hours, delivering data to a small computer about acid levels and other activities of your oesophagus throughout the 24 hours.

Oesophageal manometry:

This is a test that shows if your oesophagus is working properly.  The oesophagus is a long muscular tube that connects your throat to your stomach.  When you swallow, your oesophagus contracts and pushes food into your stomach. Oesophageal manometry measures the contractions. The test also measures the force and coordination ofo esophageal muscles as they move food to your stomach.

During oesophageal manometry, a thin, flexible tube (catheter) that contains pressure sensors is passed through your nose, down your oesophagus and into your stomach. Oesophageal manometry can be helpful in diagnosing certain disorders that can affect your oesophagus.