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Also known as: 24-hour pH impedance, 24-hour esophageal impedance pH test.
The pH of something refers to its acidity on a scale. An esophageal pH-impedance study is a test performed in the esophagus that helps to diagnose acid and non-acid reflux.
Guided by X-ray, medical professionals will pass a catheter through the nose and into the esophagus. The catheter has an acid and non-acid-sensitive tips that measure pH levels in the esophagus over a 24-hour period. This information is then used to make a diagnosis and can be used to guide treatment.
The patient may need to avoid foods, drinks and certain medications for a period of time before the test.
Reviewed by: Carrie Firestone Baum, MD
This page was last updated on: April 22, 2021 01:21 PM
The Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology at Nicklaus Children’s Hospital is dedicated to the treatment of a wide variety of gastrointestinal problems in infants, children and adolescents with a multidisciplinary approach.
When digestive acids from the stomach back up or reflux back up the food pipe causing heartburn it's called gastroesophageal reflux.