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Ulcerative Colitis tests
Ulcerative Colitis

Tests could include:

  • During a colonoscopy, a camera is used to check for abnormalities or disease in your lower intestine or colon. Abnormal tissue can also be removed.
    Source:HLCMS
  • A barium enema is a test that allows your doctor to look at your intestinal tract. It's used to diagnose conditions like Crohn's disease and IBS.
    Source:HLCMS
  • A stool ova and parasites (O&P) test is used to detect parasites and eggs in the intestines. This is a relatively easy and common examination. You produce the sample on your own at home and the stool is then analyzed in a lab.
    Source:HLCMS
  • Your doctor can use a fecal culture to learn about the bacteria in your digestive tract and diagnose bacterial infections. Learn what it involves.
    Source:HLCMS
  • An endoscopy is a procedure in which your doctor uses specialized instruments to view and operate on the internal organs and vessels of your body.
    Source:HLCMS
  • Test and diagnose prostate cancer with a prostate biopsy, a urinanalysis, a digital rectal examination or a physical exam. Learn more!
    Source:HLCMS
  • Your doctor may find they need a sample of your cells to help diagnose an illness or identify a cancer. This removal of tissue or cells is called a biopsy.
    Source:HLCMS
  • The sedimentation rate test measures inflammation in the body. It is also called the sed rate or the erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR) test.
    Source:HLCMS
  • A complete blood count, or CBC, measures several components of your blood and can help diagnose a broad range of conditions, from anemia and to cancer.
    Source:HLCMS
  • C-reactive protein (CRP) is a substance produced by the liver in response to inflammation. Other names for CRP are high-sensitivity C-reactive protein (HS-CRP), or ultra-sensitive C-reactive protein (US-CRP).
    Source:HLCMS
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