Tests for inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)

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.

Tests used to help in the diagnosis and monitoring of IBD include:

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