Diagnosis of IBD
Some of the tests and procedures you can expect as part of your diagnosis and treatment would include a physical exam and talking with your provider about your medical history and symptoms. Blood tests are most often obtained to look for infection, anemia and any other underlying conditions or signs of malnutrition. You may be asked to provide a stool sample to test for the presence of blood. Endoscopic procedures are often used in IBD diagnosis as well. These can include colonoscopy, sigmoidoscopy, upper endoscopy, and PillCam. X-rays, CT scans, and ultrasound may also be used. We perform endoscopic procedures in our Endoscopy Center located in Sandy, Utah, which allows you to get tested quickly, rather than waiting for an appointment at a hospital or other facility.