What is BRAVO pH Testing?
BRAVO pH Testing is a catheter-free test that measures pH levels in your esophagus. If you’re having heartburn and acid reflux, this test allows your doctor to evaluate these symptoms and come up with the best course of treatment for your symptoms. A very small, gel-cap size capsule is temporarily attached to the wall of your esophagus and usually only takes a few minutes for placement. Once it is in position, a small amount of esophageal tissue is suctioned into the capsule which allows it to become locked in place. Your pH measurements are then continuously monitored for 24 to 48 hours by the capsule. The information is transmitted wirelessly to a small receiver that is worn on a waist band. When the study is finished, information is uploaded to a computer where it will then be analyzed.