A Heidelberg pH Diagnostic Test will accurately verify the presence of low stomach acid production, high stomach acid production, no acid in the stomach, dumping syndrome, acute or sub-acute gastritis, heavy mucus in the stomach, and pyloric insufficiency.
The Test is accomplished by measuring the time it takes for the acid-producing cells (parietal cells) in the stomach to produce the required hydrochloric acid. The strength of the acid (pH) is also measured during the Test.
Patients are required to complete a consent form for the Physician’s office staff. If you have reservations about having a pH test, please discuss them with the Physician.
The Technician will calibrate the pH Capsule to ensure it accurately records the pH values. The Technician will then place a Transceiver over the Patient’s stomach. The Transceiver receives and transmits the information from the pH Capsule and sends it wirelessly to the computer where the information is displayed. The nurse will rinse the pH Capsule and give it to the Patient to swallow with a sip of water. There is no discomfort during a Heidelberg pH Test. Patients are asked to relax and get comfortable while the Test is being done.
Results are ready for the Physician to review as soon as the Technician ends the Test. Many Physicians opt to have a post-test consultation as soon as the Test is complete. In many cases, the doctor will establish a treatment protocol on the same day. In many instances, after testing and treatment, Patients stated that they feel better and healthier in just two or three days.