Pediatric motility testing
Pediatric motility testing provides our staff with information regarding how the intestines move, relax, and contract. Motility testing also allows staff the ability to measure perceptions of the gastrointestinal complaints, including discomfort and pain.
Colonic manometry testing is utilized to evaluate how the muscles of the colon work. During this test a catheter is placed in the colon (or large intestine) to assist with measuring how the muscles and nerves are working. The manometry catheter is placed by colonoscopy while the patient is sedated. The catheter is connected to a computer that measure the coordination and strength of the colonic muscles. The test is performed once the patient wakes from sedation.