pH Impedance Testing

pH Impedance testing is the measurement and classification of non-acidic and / or acidic reflux episodes inside the esophagus with determination of patient symptom correlation over a 24 hour period of time. A thin, flexible, disposable probe (size of spaghetti noodle) is gently inserted through the nose and throat with the tip inside the esophagus or stomach. The probe is then securely taped to the nose and cheek with its end connected to the pH monitor device. The monitor is then placed inside a pouch that can be worn around the neck or shoulder for 24 hours. The patient will be instructed how to use the monitor to record symptoms, meals and lying down periods prior to discharge. The probe is removed the following day. The data is then uploaded into the computer for analysis and diagnosis by the interpreting physician.