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The Gastroenterology (GI) Lab is a procedural lab conducting sedated and unsedated tests on patients with gastrointestinal complaints. Each patient must have been seen by a gastroenterologist with privileges to conduct tests in the lab. The procedures most commonly performed in the GI Lab are EGDs, colonoscopies, flexible sigmoidoscopies, esophageal motility, imaging capsule, pH probe, esophageal intraluminal impedance studies, breath hydrogen collection (for lactose or sucrose intolerance) and 13C urea breath test for H. pylori. Upper GI series, barium swallow study, liver biopsies and lower GI series (barium or hypaque enema) are performed in Radiology.
Note: This clinic is available to your child by physician referral. Talk with your child's physician and tell him/her you would like to be referred to Arkansas Children'ss. Have the doctor contact the Arkansas Children's Appointment Center to make a referral at 501-364-4000. If your child does not have a regular physician, please call 501-364-4000 and we will be happy to recommend one in your area.
Surgery Scheduling: 501-364-2931
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