Peptest News & Industry Updates

Cytosponge helps to identify more Barrett’s oesophagus

Cytosponge helps to identify more Barrett’s oesophagus

Trials of a non-endoscopic diagnostic tool that collects oesophageal cells has boosted the detection of Barrett's oesophagus (BO) in patients with long-term reflux symptoms. How the Cytosponge works The Cytosponge consists of a small pill attached to a thread. When...

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Reflux drugs linked with Covid-19 symptoms

Reflux drugs linked with Covid-19 symptoms

Researchers are investigating whether medication used to treat people with reflux disease could also help people with the coronavirus. While other studies suggest reflux drugs may double the risk of diagnosing positive for Covid-19.

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Pregnancy symptoms and reflux

Pregnancy symptoms and reflux

Reflux symptoms, such as heartburn, indigestion and the need to burp, are common during pregnancy – especially during the second and third trimesters.

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Peptest labs to reopen for reflux testing

Peptest labs to reopen for reflux testing

We’re delighted to announce that the Peptest laboratories will reopen for testing of saliva samples for pepsin on Monday 25 May. During the coronavirus pandemic we made the decision to temporarily suspend testing due to restrictions on staff movements and concerns...

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Is My Cough Reflux or Coronavirus?

Is My Cough Reflux or Coronavirus?

I have reflux and one of the symptoms is a cough, so how do I tell the difference between this and the cough caused by COVID-19? Our blog looks at the differences.

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Covid-19: a coronavirus update

Covid-19: a coronavirus update

In these difficult times with the Covid-19 (Coronavirus) outbreak, to protect our staff members, the majority of the RD Biomed and Peptest team will be working from home and following all of the government guidelines for the near future. We are temporarily suspending...

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