24 hour pH measurement
24 hour pH measurement is basically used for patients of GERD(Gastro esophageal reflux disease).It is a important tool for diagnosis of reflux. Noble is equipped with MMS pH metry system.
Acidity or reflux is a common problem. Many a time reflux presents with atypical symptoms like sore throat, dental caries, asthma etc. It is difficult to diagnose reflux in children. Once diagnosed there is a large group of patient who do not respond well to treatment.
24 hour esophageal ph metry is a test that measures pH in the oesophagus (food pipe) for 24 hrs. It has a very small size probe which is placed through nose into food pipe and 24 hour recording of ph is done. Along with this patients’ symptoms are also recorded. Symptom correlation with the pH changes is done.
MMS pH metry system is considered one of the best in the world and is very accurate. The machine is portable and patient can move around in the room and do basic activities and can even work on computers during the procedure.