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Diagnosis of Barrett's esophagus

Diagnostic Test list for Barrett's esophagus:

The list of medical tests mentioned in various sources as used in the diagnosis of Barrett's esophagus includes:

Tests and diagnosis discussion for Barrett's esophagus:

Diagnosis involves an endoscopy to look at the lining of the esophagus and a biopsy to examine a sample of tissue. To do an endoscopy, the doctor gently guides a long, thin tube called an endoscope through the mouth and into the esophagus. The scope contains instruments that allow the doctor to see the lining of the esophagus and to remove a small tissue sample, called a biopsy. The biopsy will be examined in a lab to see whether the normal squamous cells have been replaced with columnar cells. (Source: excerpt from Barrett's Esophagus: NIDDK)

Diagnosis of Barrett's esophagus: medical news summaries:

The following medical news items are relevant to diagnosis and misdiagnosis issues for Barrett's esophagus:


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