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What are the tests for Crohn's disease?

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Dr. Enrique Molina
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
4 doctors agree

In brief: Multiple

Imaging studies (usually CT scan or MRI). Blood tests ("IBD serologies", the most popular one is called the Prometheus panel).

In brief: Multiple

Imaging studies (usually CT scan or MRI). Blood tests ("IBD serologies", the most popular one is called the Prometheus panel).
Dr. Enrique Molina
Dr. Enrique Molina
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Dr. David Stein
Surgery - Colorectal
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Colonoscopy, imaging

There is no one perfect test to diagnose crohn's disease.
In fact, many people have symptoms for almost two years before they are diagnosed. The chronic crampy abdominal pain and diarrhea usually lead to a colonoscopy. Sometime with a normal colonoscopy additional testing such as a small bowel series or ct scan enterocylsis can be used.

In brief: Colonoscopy, imaging

There is no one perfect test to diagnose crohn's disease.
In fact, many people have symptoms for almost two years before they are diagnosed. The chronic crampy abdominal pain and diarrhea usually lead to a colonoscopy. Sometime with a normal colonoscopy additional testing such as a small bowel series or ct scan enterocylsis can be used.
Dr. David Stein
Dr. David Stein
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Dr. David Ziring
Pediatrics - Gastroenterology

In brief: A combination

Of a careful history and physical exam, blood tests, upper and lower endoscopy, and an imaging study of the intestine like an MRI.

In brief: A combination

Of a careful history and physical exam, blood tests, upper and lower endoscopy, and an imaging study of the intestine like an MRI.
Dr. David Ziring
Dr. David Ziring
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