Gastroenterology Tests & Endoscopy


  • Magnet Resonance Imaging (MRI) uses a large magnet and radio waves to produce a picture of a body structure. Your child will be able to watch a movie, listen to the radio or play a favorite CD wile the scan is being performed. Learn more.


  • Camera pill, a non-invasive capsule endoscopy.

24-Hour Esophageal pH Monitoring

Please see Esophageal Impedance-pH Study for further information.

Antroduodenal Manometry

This procedure involves passing a catheter into the lower part of the stomach and the upper part of the small intestines in order to check their function.

Barium Swallow (Modified)

A modified barium swallow is type of X-ray done under Fluoroscopy with collaboration of a Speech Pathologist The purpose of the study is to take pictures of the throat, such as the trachea and windpipe, to see how your child swallows.

Body Composition Test

Body composition tests are a series of tests that determine the risk of certain diseases such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes and more.

BRAVO Placement

BRAVO esophageal pH test is a test performed to determine if a patient has acid reflux. In order to conduct the test, doctors need to attach a small capsule with a sensor to the wall of the esophagus. This procedure is known as BRAVO placement.

Cholesterol Screening

A cholesterol screening is a blood test that measures your levels of different types of cholesterol. These include total cholesterol, low-density lipoprotein (LDL), high-density lipoprotein (HDL) and triglycerides.

Colonic Manometry

This procedure involves using a colonoscope to place a catheter in the large intestines in order to check its function.


A colonoscope is a thin, flexible tube with a light and camera at the end of it that is passed into the anus to look for problems or perform procedures in the rectum or colon.

Contrast Enema

A contrast enema is an enema that is performed with a substance such as barium that makes certain parts of the body, such as the colon, show up better on an X-ray. This helps with the diagnosis of certain diseases.

CT Scan (Computed Tomography)

Computed tomography is a medical imaging test that can be used as a diagnostic tool for a wide variety of medical conditions. It involves taking pictures of sections or slices of the body, layer by layer, to get a complete picture of an area of the body.

Diagnostic Small Bowel Aspirates

Diagnostic small bowel aspirates is a medical test that involves checking a sample of fluid taken from the small intestine. The test is used to check for infection in the small intestines.


Disaccharidases are enzymes in the small bowel that break down complex sugars into simple sugars for digestion. A deficiency of one or more of these enzymes results in poor absorption of the corresponding sugar resulting in a wide range of gastrointestinal symptoms.

Double-Balloon Enteroscopy

A double-balloon enteroscopy is a procedure used to look for problems in the intestines. It involves two balloons that are inserted into the intestine with a special endoscope.

Endoscopic Ultrasound

When more detailed images of portions of the digestive system are needed, a patient might receive an endoscopic ultrasound. This involves performing an ultrasound using an endoscope, or a long, thin, flexible tube that is passed inside the body.


An endoscopy is a procedure that is done using a special tool with a camera at the end (an endoscope), to take a look at what is going on inside the person's esophagus, stomach, small intestine, and large intestine.


If a patient has problems related to the biliary or pancreatic ducts, an ERCP might aid in both diagnosis and treatment. It involves using an endoscope and X-rays to operate directly on these ducts.

Esophageal Impedance-pH Study

An esophageal pH-impedance study is a test performed in the esophagus that helps to diagnose acid and non-acid reflux.

Esophageal Manometry

Esophageal manometry is a test of the function of the nerves and muscles of the esophagus. It’s used for people who have trouble swallowing, heartburn or chest pain.


An Esophagram is a type of X-ray that shows how well the esophagus is working and is looking to see the direction in which the food travels as its being swallowed.

Flexible Sigmoidoscopy

Flexible sigmoidoscopy is a procedure used to examine the rectum and the lower third of the colon. It involves inserting a long, flexible tube known as a sigmoidoscope that has a light and camera on it into the rectum.


Fluoroscopy produces a continuous, moving image (video) to show how structures within the body are moving.

Gastric Emptying Study

The test measures the amount of time it takes for food to leave the stomach and enter the small intestine.

Gastrointestinal Bleeding Scan

If a doctor suspects that a patient is experiencing gastrointestinal bleeding somewhere along their digestive tract, then he or she may order a gastrointestinal bleeding scan.

Helicobacter Pylori Screening

Helicobacter pylori is a bacteria that can cause stomach inflammation and ulcers. Early diagnosis can prevent gastric ulcers as well as gastric cancer.

Hepatobiliary Scan

If a doctor suspects that a patient is experiencing problems related to the gallbladder, bile ducts or liver, then he or she may order a hepatobiliary scan.

Hydrogen Breath Test

Hydrogen is produced by bacteria in the digestive tract. If a large amount of hydrogen is detected by the hydrogen breath test, it’s an indication that a large amount of unabsorbed food has reached the intestines.

I-cell Disease Test

Biochemical testing for I-cell disease involves the collection and analysis of plasma and urine. The activity of certain enzymes is increased when I-cell disease is present.

Impedance/pH Probe

Please see Esophageal Impedance-pH Study for further information.

Lactose Intolerance Test

This test is used to determine if a child is intolerant to milk or other products containing lactose. Early detection can prevent unnecessary discomforts and can be treated with adequate diet.

Liver Biopsy

A biopsy is a medical procedure that involves taking a small sample of tissue in order to check for problems.

Meckels Diverticulum Scan

A Meckel’s diverticulum scan is a test used to look for the presence of the abnormal tissue.

MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging)

Magnetic resonance imaging is a common imaging test used to give medical professionals a closer look at organs or structures inside the body. The images are created using magnetic and radio waves.

Organic Acid Quantitation (Succinylacetone)

Organic acid quantitation - succinylacetone is a test that can help diagnose a rare genetic disorders known as tyrosinemia type-1.

pH Probe Study

Please see Esophageal Impedance-pH Study for further information.

Rectal Suction Biopsy

A rectal suction biopsy is a diagnostic procedure performed to look for problems related to the colon and rectum. It might be needed if a child is having difficulty with bowel movements. It involves removing a small sample of tissue from the rectum.


A salivagram is an imaging test that shows how saliva flows from the mouth into the esophagus and stomach.

Small Bowel Biopsy

A small bowel biopsy is a medical procedure that is used to obtain and examine a tiny sample of small intestinal wall that can help in the diagnosis of a number of different digestive diseases that including chronic diarrhea, difficulty absorbing nutrients, or inflammatory diseases of the bowel.

Upper Gastrointestinal Study

An upper GI series is an imaging test that is used to examine and possibly diagnose conditions in the upper gastrointestinal tract. It uses barium liquid to give doctors a better view of the components of the upper GI during the test. It can be used to diagnose a variety of conditions that affect the digestive system.