Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is diagnosed through history, physical examination, and various tests and investigations.
The results from these tests can help ensure that you are given a correct diagnosis, and that your treatment is based on good quality, reliable information.
You will probably only need to have a few of the tests listed in this information sheet. However, IBD is an ongoing condition, so some of the tests may need to be repeated from time to time, or extra tests may be needed.
Please refer to the corresponding sections to get information about various tests and investigations.