Stomach Disorders – Available Tests and Investigations

Diagnosis of Stomach (Abdominal) Disorders

If you have stomach problems, you can check a medical history questionnaire to prepare yourself for appointment with yourdoctor. After listening your symptoms and performing physical examination, your doctor may suggest you to have additional investigations. It may save you a lot of nerves and money, if you know exactly, what a certain investigation or test can show and what not. You can also check main causes of abdominal symptoms.

General Tests

Food Allergy and Intolerance Tests

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Imaging

Endoscopic Investigations

Gallbladder Tests

Investigation of the Stomach and Duodenum

  • Breath test for H. pylori
  • Gastric Emptying test
  • Upper Endoscopy with Biopsy

Liver Tests

  • Liver (hepatic) panel: liver enzymes and bilirubin (levels in the blood)
  • Hepatitis antigens and antibodies

Investigations of Pancreas

  • Ultrasound of pancreas
  • CT of pancreas
  • Pancreatic function tests: amylase, lipase, trypsin
  • CA 19-9 (pancreatic cancer antigen)
  • ERCP

 

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