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Diagnosis of Crohn’s Disease

A combination of exams, lab tests, and image analysis may be necessary to achieve an accurate diagnosis of Crohn’s disease, to be assured it is not another condition, and to determine exactly where the digestive system is damaged.

The process begins with a full medical history and physical evaluation to discover more about the patient’s health history. If a patient’s symptoms indicate potential for Crohn’s disease, the doctor will request lab testing. A series of lab tests will look for signs of infection, inflammation, internal bleeding, and low levels of protein and minerals. Lab testing for Crohn’s may include the following test types:

  • Complete Blood Count
  • Stool Testing
  • Blood Tests for Inflammatory Markers
  • Metabolic Profile

Image testing for Crohn’s disease may include the following:

  • Colonoscopy and/or Endoscopy
  • Video Capsule Endoscopy
  • CT Scans
  • Barium X-Rays and Other X-Rays