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What other blood tests are used to diagnose inflammatory bowel disease?

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Electrolytes (sodium, potassium), protein, and markers of inflammation, such as erythrocyte sedimentation rate and C-reactive protein, may be drawn to look at disease severity. Perinuclear antineutrophil cytoplasmic antibody levels may be up in ulcerative colitis. In addition, specific tests for sexually transmitted diseases may be done.

From: Inflammatory Bowel Disease WebMD Medical Reference

Reviewed by Minesh Khatri on September 16, 2019

Medically Reviewed on 9/16/2019

SOURCE:  National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse, National Institutes of Health. FDA. “FDA approves Inflectra, a biosimilar to Remicade.” “FDA approves Amjevita, a biosimilar to Humira.” Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America."Maintenance Therapy." "What is Crohn's Disease?" "What is Ulcerative Colitis?"  



Reviewed by Minesh Khatri on September 16, 2019

SOURCE:  National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse, National Institutes of Health. FDA. “FDA approves Inflectra, a biosimilar to Remicade.” “FDA approves Amjevita, a biosimilar to Humira.” Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America."Maintenance Therapy." "What is Crohn's Disease?" "What is Ulcerative Colitis?"  



Reviewed by Minesh Khatri on September 16, 2019

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