Why have I been asked to take a test?
Your doctor may recommend the Heartburn Health Check if you suffer from persistent heartburn and reflux. The test enables your doctor to monitor any changes to the cells in your oesophagus.
Monitoring changes is important to help prevent conditions like oesophageal cancer or to identify it earlier, when treatment is easier.
What conditions do you test for?
The Heartburn Health Check investigates symptoms such as persistent heartburn and reflux to see if you have a condition called Barrett’s oesophagus. The test can also detect signs of oesophageal cancer.Learn about the conditions we test for
How does it work?
EndoSign® is a simple, quick and convenient alternative to endoscopy, enabling cells from your oesophagus to be monitored for signs of change. The test can be performed at your local clinic or GP surgery and takes less than 10 minutes.
Frequently asked questions
Find more information about the Heartburn Health Check in our FAQs section.