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How can I test for low stomach acid?
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Dr. Sidney Vinson
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
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In brief: A few ways
The most accurate way would be placement of a tube through the nose or mouth, into the stomach, and sampling of gastric juices for acidity.
A blood test for gastrin ( a hormone which causes acid secretion) can also be helpful. Testing for "low acid" is not generally done except in the evaluation of uncommon diseases.

In brief: A few ways
The most accurate way would be placement of a tube through the nose or mouth, into the stomach, and sampling of gastric juices for acidity.
A blood test for gastrin ( a hormone which causes acid secretion) can also be helpful. Testing for "low acid" is not generally done except in the evaluation of uncommon diseases.
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