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How is inflammatory bowel disease diagnosed?

Can this problem be diagnosed through blood work, a urine sample, or through a CT scan? Thank you very much for your answers.

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IBD is routinely diagnosed with a colonoscopy and biopsy. The other tests are complimentary but not adequate enough for diagnosis.

Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) is sometimes difficult to diagmose. The most conclusive test is an upper endoscopy or colonoscopy. Labs and CT imaging can be helpful, but tissue biopsies are needed to confirm the diagnosis.

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