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What tests are used for Crohn's disease?

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Tests your health care provider may order include:

  • Blood tests, including blood counts (often high white blood cell counts -- a sign of inflammation -- and low red blood cells counts -- a sign of anemia from blood loss -- are present)
  • Stool samples to rule out infections as the cause of diarrhea
  • Special X-rays (such as a CT scan or MRI) of both the upper and lower gastrointestinal tract can confirm the location of the inflammation

From: Crohn’s Disease Overview WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES: 

Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America. "Crohn's Diagnosis & Testing."

FDA. “FDA approves Inflectra, a biosimilar to Remicade.” “FDA approves Amjevita, a biosimilar to Humira.”

National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse.

Uptodate.com. "Overview of the medical management of severe or refractory Crohn disease in adults."

 

Reviewed by Minesh Khatri on June 21, 2018

SOURCES: 

Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America. "Crohn's Diagnosis & Testing."

FDA. “FDA approves Inflectra, a biosimilar to Remicade.” “FDA approves Amjevita, a biosimilar to Humira.”

National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse.

Uptodate.com. "Overview of the medical management of severe or refractory Crohn disease in adults."

 

Reviewed by Minesh Khatri on June 21, 2018

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