This service or treatment is generally covered by most health insurance policies. You are responsible for checking your insurance policy cover, and you may need a referral letter. Check which insurance companies are covered.
The Bravo pH test measures the pH level of your oesophagus. If stomach acid backs up into the oesophagus (the “food pipe”) this can increase the acidity level in your oesophagus.
As well as stomach acid, remnants of food and other digestive fluids can also return up your oesophagus. When reflux happens regularly, it can cause permanent damage to the oesophagus. The Bravo pH test reveals how frequently the contents of your stomach reflux into the lower oesophagus, and how acidic it is.
If your consultant thinks you might have gastroesophageal reflux disease (GORD), they might ask you to have a Bravo pH test.
Consultant Gastroenterologist, Dr Rami Sweis, provides an overview of what a wireless pH monitoring involves.