Doctors and healthcare professionals in US clinics have been using our non-invasive testing device Peptest to diagnose reflux.
Reflux disease affects up to 40 per cent of adults in the US, including President Obama, with symptoms including heartburn, indigestion, postnasal drip, hoarseness, difficulty swallowing, chronic throat clearing, coughing and asthma.
The Fauquier Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) Consultants Clinic in Virginia, headed by Dr Chris Chang, has offered Peptest to its patients as a way to detect Laryngopharyngeal reflux (LPR) since 2013.
Dr Chang says: “When you compare a spit test to the current way of how throat level reflux (LPR) is determined via barium swallow, upper endoscopy (EGD), and 24 hour ph/impedance testing, it [Peptest] sounds quite attractive. We recommend the standard three-sample Peptest.”
Other US clinics that use Peptest include Virginia HerniaClinic, NorthShore University Health Systems in Chicago, Albany Surgical PC in Georgia and Saint Louis University School of Nursing in Missouri.
Customers in the US and Canada can also order Peptest online. Select ‘USA/Canada’ from the list, select a diagnostic package and click Buy Now – a collection kit will be delivered to your address via FedEx.