Diagnosis of GE Reflux

Most of the time, just hearing a parent’s story and seeing a child is enough to make the diagnosis of gastroesophageal (GE) reflux, but sometimes testing may be recommended. These tests are most commonly used to diagnose GE reflux:

  • barium swallow or upper GI series
  • technetium gastric emptying study
  • pH probe
  • endoscopy with biopsies