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Inflammatory bowel disease is a chronic disorder of the lower gastrointestinal tract that may occur in three forms: Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, and indeterminate colitis.
This panel contains the following markers which can be useful for differentiating Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis.
Nearly 80% of people who have Crohn's disease are positive for either IgA or IgG antibodies to Saccharomyces cerevisiae (a type of yeast). In ulcerative colitis, <15% are positive for IgG, and <2% are positive for IgA. The atypical ANCA pattern has been observed in a significant percentage of patients with ulcerative colitis.
This panel is for screening purposes only and results should be used in conjunction with other clinical information and laboratory tests.
Fasting is not required.
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