What To Think About
- Occasionally, samples of stomach secretions may
be taken during the pH monitoring test.
- Combining multichannel intraluminal impedance testing with pH (MII-pH) can record reflux, even if it's not acidic. pH testing by itself will only record acidic reflux events.
- Other tests may be done to
help diagnose problems with the esophagus, including upper gastrointestinal
(UGI) endoscopy, barium swallow, or upper gastrointestinal studies (upper GI
series). For more information, see the topics
Upper Gastrointestinal (UGI) Series and
Upper Gastrointestinal Endoscopy.
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Fischbach FT, Dunning MB III, eds. (2009).
Manual of Laboratory and Diagnostic Tests, 8th ed.
Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins.
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Pagana KD, Pagana TJ (2010). Mosby?s Manual of Diagnostic and Laboratory Tests, 4th ed. St. Louis: Mosby Elsevier.
Primary Medical Reviewer
||Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine
Specialist Medical Reviewer
||Jerome B. Simon, MD, FRCPC, FACP - Gastroenterology
||April 25, 2011
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