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Tests for inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)

There are various tests that are used to aid in diagnosis of IBD and also used in ongoing monitoring.


The tests that you are offered will depend on your symptoms you are experiencing and whether it is thought you have Crohn's disease or ulcerative colitis.

Even once you have a diagnosis of IBD you will probably undergo more tests and examinations in the future. Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is a lifelong chronic condition so it is important that you are monitored.

This section provides an overview of all of the most common tests and examinations. It is meant as a guide only. For more detailed information you should speak to your doctor.

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