Basic Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) Profile

Ulcerative Colitis, Crohn's Disease


Test Code: 164830
Specimen Type: Blood

Description:

Basic Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) Profile

This panel includes 3 tests that can aid in identifying the cause of Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD).  IBD is an immune disease that is characterized by chronic inflammation of the GI tract.  IBD typically refers to either Crohn's Disease or Ulcerative Colitis.  Crohn's can affect any part of the GI tract but typically affects the small intestine.  Ulcerative Colitis typically affects the large intestine.  The 2 disorders usually cause similar symptoms which can include diarrhea, abdominal pain, blood in the stool, unexplained weight loss, and fatigue.  Symptoms can come and go depending on whether the disease is active or in remission.  People with a family history of IBD are more likely to develop the condition themselves.  Identifying and differentiating between Crohn's Disease and Ulcerative Colitis can help ensure that a person receives proper treatment.

This panel includes:

  • Saccharomyces cerevisiae IgG Antibodies (ASCA)
  • Saccharomyces cerevisiae IgA Antibodies (ASCA)
  • Atypical perinuclear antineutrophil cytoplasmic antibody (pANCA)

Nearly 80% of people with Crohn's disease will test positive for either ASCA IgA or IGG or both.  Less than 15% of people with Ulcerative Colitis will show these antibodies.  However, a majority of people with ulcerative colitis will test positive for PANCA. 

These tests are typically ordered when a person has symptoms of IBD, especially if they have family members who have also been diagnosed.  Test results should be interpreted by a person's doctor and further testing may be necessary to make a positive diagnosis.  We also offer a Comprehensive IBD Profile which includes several more tests.

Turnaround for this test is typically 3-6 business days.

Note: Result turn around times are an estimate and are not guaranteed. Our reference lab may need additional time due to weather, holidays, confirmation/repeat testing, or equipment maintenance.

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Note: Result turn around times are an estimate and are not guaranteed. Our reference lab may need additional time due to weather, holidays, confirmation/repeat testing, or equipment maintenance.

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