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How Do You Test For Celliac Disease
Biopsy: Confirmatory test is biopsy via upper GI endoscopy and/or colonoscopy. Crohn's usually presents with inflammatory changes and granulomas (areas of immune system consolidation) at the end of the small intestine (terminal ileum) but it can involve any part of the GI tract. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Primary vs secondary: The fault may lie in the pituitary which may produce too little acth. The adrenal responds normally to acth stimulation. If the gland is defective, there is impaired response to acth. In both there are low levels of corticosteroids in blood and urine, and similar electrolyte disturbances, e.G, high potassium. ...Read more
Xray and biopsy: Infants suspected of hirschsprung's will need a barium enema or lower GI series to study the large intestine. If suspicious then a biopsy of the lining of the rectum is required to assess whether ganglion cells are present. If the nerve cells are absent then one is diagnosed with hirschsprung's disease and additional surgery can be undertaken to cure the patient. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Legionnaires Tests: To help identify the presence of legionella bacteria quickly, your doctor may use a test that checks your urine for legionella antigens — you may also have one or more of the following: blood tests a chest x-ray sputum samples lung tissue samples or a a ct scan of your brain or a spinal tap (lumbar puncture) if you have neurological symptoms such as confusion or trouble concentrati. ...Read more
Genetic Test: There is a very well-known, definitive test that can be done. It's a genetic test (avaiable from athena laboratories, which detects the presence or absence of the tri-nucleotide expansion pathology on chromosome 4. Because this an autosomal dominant gene, on average, 50% of descendants will alsoanifest the disease because they received the gene from the affected parent. ...Read more
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