What Tests Do You Need to Diagnose IBS?

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There are some tests that help figure out whether you have got IBS. All patients with suspected IBS, a complete blood count must be done. You will get a blood test to look for signs of Celiac disease. Your doctor might order a colonoscopy, an exam that looks for polyps in your large intestine. A flexible sigmoidoscopy is also possible. An X-ray called a lower GI series, or barium enema may be used. Finally, you may be asked to save a stool sample to be tested for blood, infection, or parasites.   Keywords: test ibs; ibs test.