What Causes A Burning Feeling In Your Stomach?

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The stomach acid test is used to measure the quantity and acidity of stomach contents.


Alternative Names

Gastric acid secretion test


How the test is performed

After not eating for a period of time, fluid is all that remains in the stomach. This fluid can be removed via a tube inserted into the stomach through the esophagus (food pipe).

To test the ability of cells in the stomach to release acid, gastrin may be injected just under the skin, into a muscle, or into a vein. The stomach...

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