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Coeliac disease: tests

Coeliac disease – a condition that affects the small bowel – can be difficult to diagnose because the symptoms are

Gastroscopy: examination of the upper digestive tract

What is a gastroscopy? Gastroscopy is an examination of the upper digestive tract (the oesophagus, stomach and duodenum) using an

Gastro-oesophageal reflux: tests and investigations

Gastro-oesophageal reflux is a condition where stomach acid (and sometimes other contents of the stomach) washes back up (refluxes) into

Allergy blood tests

What is an allergy blood test? An allergy blood test looks for a specific type of antibody (called immunoglobulin E

Ultrasound in pregnancy

Most pregnant women will have an ultrasound scan during their pregnancy. This simple test is quite safe for both mother

Magnetic resonance cholangiopancreatography (MRCP)

What is MRCP? Magnetic resonance cholangiopancreatography (MRCP) is a technique for viewing the bile ducts and the pancreatic duct. It

Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP)

Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) is an investigation used to view and if necessary biopsy the gallbladder, bile duct, pancreas, and

Coronary angiography

What is coronary angiography? Coronary angiography is an X-ray procedure used to examine the coronary arteries – the blood vessels

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