Laboratory and Diagnostic Programs
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- Diagnostic and therapeutic upper endoscopy and colonoscopy - flexible endoscopies are performed by the division on all ages from premature infants to adolescents. Approximately 1,000 endoscopies are performed per year.
- Breath hydrogen testing - outpatient testing using this technique is performed for dietary carbohydrate malabsorption on 350 per children per year, aged five years and older
- pH/impedance testing - evaluations for acid and non-acid reflux are performed in both the outpatient and inpatient setting
- Capsule endoscopy - to visualize small intestinal lesions associated with tumors or bleeding. This type of endoscopic evaluation is performed on an outpatient basis.