What tests are used to diagnose inflammatory bowel diseases?
The diagnosis of inflammatory bowel disease depends on information from several different types of tests. Normally IBD is diagnosed by a combination of:
- Medical history and physical exam
- Blood tests
- Upper intestinal endoscopy and colonoscopy with biopsies
- CT Scan
How do doctors at Children’s Hospital Colorado make a diagnosis?
The doctors at Children’s Colorado make a diagnosis by assessing a combination of information including history and physical exam, blood tests, upper intestinal endoscopy and colonoscopy with biopsies and some form of radiologic evaluation such as MRI or CT scan.