Gastrointestinal Investigations

Paediatric gastrointestinal investigations are carried out at the Bastow Laboratory. 

We provide a diagnostic service investigating gastrointestinal health problems such as gastroesophageal reflux, constipation, faecal incontinence, upper abdominal pain, and digestion problems. 

Tests provided include:

  • 24hr pH impedance investigations - food diary log required for this study
  • Hydrogen breath tests including: bacterial overgrowth, lactose and fructose tolerance tests
  • 13-C urea breath tests to investigate the presence of Helicobacter pylori in the stomach
  • Pelvic ultrasound scans to measure rectal crescents


Contact and find us

Contact us

Tel: 0115 924 9924
Ext: 62879



Our location

We are based in the Children's Hospital

East Block
D Floor

Between wards D33 and D34 within the Burns Unit


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