All Digestive System Tests

Digestive System Lab Testing and health information

Order our digestive system tests to help diagnose intestine, colon, pancreas, and liver problems to achieve optimal gastrointestinal health.

Don't overlook your gastrrointestional health. With so much focus on cancer, heart attacks, and strokes, it's easy for your gut health to get lost in the shuffle.  However, it's important to have digestive lab tests done regularly. Catching digestive system conditions before they start is the best form of medicine.


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Digestive Health - Basic contains the following tests

  • CBC (includes Differential and Platelets) 
  • Comprehensive Metabolic Panel (CMP)
  • Fecal Globin by Immunochemistry (InSure®) 
  • Celiac Disease Comprehensive Panel (w/ Reflexes)

Specimens from children less than 4 years of age (i.e., less than 48 months) are not appropriate for this test. The test for children 4 years of age and younger is the Celiac Disease Comprehensive Panel, Infant (test code 15981).

Includes

Tissue Transglutaminase, IgA with Reflexes; Total IgA with Reflex

IMPORTANT - Note this is Reflex Test which if additional tests are run you will be charged for the specific tests that the lab peforms. Additional test will be run if the following criteria are met.


If the Tissue Transglutaminase IgA is positive, 

1. Endomysial Antibody Screen (IgA) will be performed at an additional charge (CPT code(s): 86255).

If the Endomysial Antibody Screen (IgA) is positive, 

2. Endomysial Antibody Titer will be performed at an additional charge (CPT code(s): 86256).

If the Total IgA is less than the lower limit of the reference range, based on age

3. Tissue Transglutaminase IgG will be performed at an additional charge (CPT code(s): 83516).

Clinical Significance

Celiac disease is caused by an immune response to gluten in genetically sensitive individuals. The diagnosis is largely based on a biopsy of the small intestine, but serologic tests also help support a diagnosis and may assist identification of patients who may require biopsy.

Tissue transglutaminase antibodies (tTG, IgA) is a marker with 95% sensitivity and specificity. Total IgA is measured because 2-3% of celiac disease patients are IgA deficient. Because tTG, IgA, and anti-Gliadin IgA tend to decrease in patients on a gluten-free diet, these markers are also used to assess dietary compliance.

The endomysial antibody (EMA, IgA) assay has high specificity for celiac disease and is used to confirm positive anti-tTG results.


Digestive Health - Basic Plus contains the followwing tests: 

  • C-Reactive Protein (CRP) 
  • CBC (includes Differential and Platelets) 
  • Comprehensive Metabolic Panel (CMP)
  • Fecal Globin by Immunochemistry (InSure®) 
  • Ferritin
  • Iron and Total Iron Binding Capacity (TIBC)
  • Celiac Disease Comprehensive Panel (w/ Reflexes)

 Specimens from children less than 4 years of age (i.e., less than 48 months) are not appropriate for this test. The test for children 4 years of age and younger is the Celiac Disease Comprehensive Panel, Infant (test code 15981).

Includes

Tissue Transglutaminase, IgA with Reflexes; Total IgA with Reflex

IMPORTANT - Note this is Reflex Test which if additional tests are run you will be charged for the specific tests that the lab peforms. Additional test will be run if the following criteria are met.


If the Tissue Transglutaminase IgA is positive, 

1. Endomysial Antibody Screen (IgA) will be performed at an additional charge (CPT code(s): 86255).

If the Endomysial Antibody Screen (IgA) is positive, 

2. Endomysial Antibody Titer will be performed at an additional charge (CPT code(s): 86256).

If the Total IgA is less than the lower limit of the reference range, based on age

3. Tissue Transglutaminase IgG will be performed at an additional charge (CPT code(s): 83516).

Clinical Significance

Celiac disease is caused by an immune response to gluten in genetically sensitive individuals. The diagnosis is largely based on a biopsy of the small intestine, but serologic tests also help support a diagnosis and may assist identification of patients who may require biopsy.

Tissue transglutaminase antibodies (tTG, IgA) is a marker with 95% sensitivity and specificity. Total IgA is measured because 2-3% of celiac disease patients are IgA deficient. Because tTG, IgA, and anti-Gliadin IgA tend to decrease in patients on a gluten-free diet, these markers are also used to assess dietary compliance.

The endomysial antibody (EMA, IgA) assay has high specificity for celiac disease and is used to confirm positive anti-tTG results.


The Digestive Health - Advanced contains the following tests

  • C-Reactive Protein (CRP) 
  • CBC (includes Differential and Platelets) 
  • Comprehensive Metabolic Panel (CMP)
  • Fecal Globin by Immunochemistry (InSure®) 
  • Ferritin
  • Folate, Serum
  • Iron and Total Iron Binding Capacity (TIBC)
  • QuestAssureD™ 25-Hydroxyvitamin D (D2, D3), LC/MS/MS 
  • Transferrin
  • Vitamin B12 (Cobalamin) 
  • Celiac Disease Comprehensive Panel (w/ Reflexes)

Specimens from children less than 4 years of age (i.e., less than 48 months) are not appropriate for this test. The test for children 4 years of age and younger is the Celiac Disease Comprehensive Panel, Infant (test code 15981).

Includes

Tissue Transglutaminase, IgA with Reflexes; Total IgA with Reflex

IMPORTANT - Note this is Reflex Test which if additional tests are run you will be charged for the specific tests that the lab peforms. Additional test will be run if the following criteria are met.


If the Tissue Transglutaminase IgA is positive, 

1. Endomysial Antibody Screen (IgA) will be performed at an additional charge (CPT code(s): 86255).

If the Endomysial Antibody Screen (IgA) is positive, 

2. Endomysial Antibody Titer will be performed at an additional charge (CPT code(s): 86256).

If the Total IgA is less than the lower limit of the reference range, based on age

3. Tissue Transglutaminase IgG will be performed at an additional charge (CPT code(s): 83516).

Clinical Significance

Celiac disease is caused by an immune response to gluten in genetically sensitive individuals. The diagnosis is largely based on a biopsy of the small intestine, but serologic tests also help support a diagnosis and may assist identification of patients who may require biopsy.

Tissue transglutaminase antibodies (tTG, IgA) is a marker with 95% sensitivity and specificity. Total IgA is measured because 2-3% of celiac disease patients are IgA deficient. Because tTG, IgA, and anti-Gliadin IgA tend to decrease in patients on a gluten-free diet, these markers are also used to assess dietary compliance.

The endomysial antibody (EMA, IgA) assay has high specificity for celiac disease and is used to confirm positive anti-tTG results.


Digestive Health - Comprehensive contains the following tests: 

  • C-Reactive Protein (CRP) 
  • CBC (includes Differential and Platelets) 
  • Comprehensive Metabolic Panel (CMP)
  • Fecal Globin by Immunochemistry (InSure®) 
  • Ferritin
  • Folate, Serum
  • Gliadin (Deamidated Peptide) Antibody (IgA) 
  • Gliadin (Deamidated Peptide) Antibody (IgG) 
  • Iron and Total Iron Binding Capacity (TIBC)
  • Lipid Panel with Ratios
  • Magnesium
  • Prealbumin 
  • QuestAssureD™ 25-Hydroxyvitamin D (D2, D3), LC/MS/MS 
  • Transferrin
  • TSH
  • Vitamin A (Retinol)
  • Vitamin B12 (Cobalamin) 
  • Vitamin K
  • Celiac Disease Comprehensive Panel (w/ Reflexes)

Specimens from children less than 4 years of age (i.e., less than 48 months) are not appropriate for this test. The test for children 4 years of age and younger is the Celiac Disease Comprehensive Panel, Infant (test code 15981).

Includes

Tissue Transglutaminase, IgA with Reflexes; Total IgA with Reflex

IMPORTANT - Note this is Reflex Test which if additional tests are run you will be charged for the specific tests that the lab peforms. Additional test will be run if the following criteria are met.


If the Tissue Transglutaminase IgA is positive, 

1. Endomysial Antibody Screen (IgA) will be performed at an additional charge (CPT code(s): 86255).

If the Endomysial Antibody Screen (IgA) is positive, 

2. Endomysial Antibody Titer will be performed at an additional charge (CPT code(s): 86256).

If the Total IgA is less than the lower limit of the reference range, based on age, 

3. Tissue Transglutaminase IgG will be performed at an additional charge (CPT code(s): 83516).

Clinical Significance

Celiac disease is caused by an immune response to gluten in genetically sensitive individuals. The diagnosis is largely based on a biopsy of the small intestine, but serologic tests also help support a diagnosis and may assist identification of patients who may require biopsy.

Tissue transglutaminase antibodies (tTG, IgA) is a marker with 95% sensitivity and specificity. Total IgA is measured because 2-3% of celiac disease patients are IgA deficient. Because tTG, IgA, and anti-Gliadin IgA tend to decrease in patients on a gluten-free diet, these markers are also used to assess dietary compliance.

The endomysial antibody (EMA, IgA) assay has high specificity for celiac disease and is used to confirm positive anti-tTG results.


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IMPORTANT - Celiac Disease Comprehensive Panel #19955 contains reflex tests - which if additional tests are run you will be charged for the specific tests that the lab peforms. Additional test will be run if the following criteria are met.


If the Tissue Transglutaminase IgA is positive,

1. Endomysial Antibody Screen (IgA) will be performed at an additional charge (CPT code(s): 86255).

If the Endomysial Antibody Screen (IgA) is positive, 

2. Endomysial Antibody Titer will be performed at an additional charge (CPT code(s): 86256).

If the Total IgA is less than the lower limit of the reference range, based on age, 

3. Tissue Transglutaminase IgG will be performed at an additional charge (CPT code(s): 83516).


IMPORTANT - Celiac Disease Comprehensive Panel #19955 contains reflex tests - which if additional tests are run you will be charged for the specific tests that the lab peforms. Additional test will be run if the following criteria are met.


If the Tissue Transglutaminase IgA is positive,

1. Endomysial Antibody Screen (IgA) will be performed at an additional charge (CPT code(s): 86255).

If the Endomysial Antibody Screen (IgA) is positive, 

2. Endomysial Antibody Titer will be performed at an additional charge (CPT code(s): 86256).

If the Total IgA is less than the lower limit of the reference range, based on age, 

3. Tissue Transglutaminase IgG will be performed at an additional charge (CPT code(s): 83516).


Celiac Disease - Advanced panel contained 12 tests and 70 biomarkers.

 

*Please note the Celiac Disease Comprehensive Panel #19955 contains reflex tests - which if additional tests are run you will be charged for the specific tests that the lab peforms. Additional test will be run if the following criteria are met.


If the Tissue Transglutaminase IgA is positive,

1. Endomysial Antibody Screen (IgA) will be performed at an additional charge (CPT code(s): 86255).

If the Endomysial Antibody Screen (IgA) is positive, 

2. Endomysial Antibody Titer will be performed at an additional charge (CPT code(s): 86256).

If the Total IgA is less than the lower limit of the reference range, based on age, 

3. Tissue Transglutaminase IgG will be performed at an additional charge (CPT code(s): 83516).


IMPORTANT - Celiac Disease Comprehensive Panel #19955 contains reflex tests - which if additional tests are run you will be charged for the specific tests that the lab peforms. Additional test will be run if the following criteria are met.


If the Tissue Transglutaminase IgA is positive,

1. Endomysial Antibody Screen (IgA) will be performed at an additional charge (CPT code(s): 86255).

If the Endomysial Antibody Screen (IgA) is positive, 

2. Endomysial Antibody Titer will be performed at an additional charge (CPT code(s): 86256).

If the Total IgA is less than the lower limit of the reference range, based on age, 

3. Tissue Transglutaminase IgG will be performed at an additional charge (CPT code(s): 83516).


IMPORTANT - Celiac Disease Comprehensive Panel #19955 contains reflex tests - which if additional tests are run you will be charged for the specific tests that the lab peforms. Additional test will be run if the following criteria are met.


If the Tissue Transglutaminase IgA is positive,

1. Endomysial Antibody Screen (IgA) will be performed at an additional charge (CPT code(s): 86255).

If the Endomysial Antibody Screen (IgA) is positive, 

2. Endomysial Antibody Titer will be performed at an additional charge (CPT code(s): 86256).

If the Total IgA is less than the lower limit of the reference range, based on age, 

3. Tissue Transglutaminase IgG will be performed at an additional charge (CPT code(s): 83516).


 Specimens from children less than 4 years of age (i.e., less than 48 months) are not appropriate for this test. The test for children 4 years of age and younger is the Celiac Disease Comprehensive Panel, Infant (test code 15981).

Includes

Tissue Transglutaminase, IgA with Reflexes; Total IgA with Reflex

IMPORTANT - Note this is Reflex Test which if additional tests are run you will be charged for the specific tests that the lab peforms. Additional test will be run if the following criteria are met.


If the Tissue Transglutaminase IgA is positive,

1. Endomysial Antibody Screen (IgA) will be performed at an additional charge (CPT code(s): 86255).

If the Endomysial Antibody Screen (IgA) is positive, 

2. Endomysial Antibody Titer will be performed at an additional charge (CPT code(s): 86256).

If the Total IgA is less than the lower limit of the reference range, based on age

3. Tissue Transglutaminase IgG will be performed at an additional charge (CPT code(s): 83516).

Clinical Significance

Celiac disease is caused by an immune response to gluten in genetically sensitive individuals. The diagnosis is largely based on a biopsy of the small intestine, but serologic tests also help support a diagnosis and may assist identification of patients who may require biopsy.

Tissue transglutaminase antibodies (tTG, IgA) is a marker with 95% sensitivity and specificity. Total IgA is measured because 2-3% of celiac disease patients are IgA deficient. Because tTG, IgA, and anti-Gliadin IgA tend to decrease in patients on a gluten-free diet, these markers are also used to assess dietary compliance.

The endomysial antibody (EMA, IgA) assay has high specificity for celiac disease and is used to confirm positive anti-tTG results.


Specimens from children less than 4 years of age (i.e., less than 48 months) are appropriate for this test. The test for people 4 years of age and older is the Celiac Disease Comprehensive Panel (test code 19955).

TISSUE TRANSGLUTAMINASE AB, IGA
IMMUNOGLOBULIN A
GLIADIN (DEAMIDATED) AB (IGA)

Clinical Significance

This panel assists in differentiating celiac disease from other inflammatory bowel diseases and helps avoid progression of celiac disease, particularly in children, through early identification of gluten sensitivity.

Alternative Name(s) 

Tissue Transglutaminase (tTG),Gluten Sensitivity, tTG, EMA,Gliadin Antibody






GI-1. Celiac Disease

  • CBC (includes Differential and Platelets)
  • Comprehensive Metabolic Panel (CMP)
  • Gliadin (Deamidated Peptide) Antibody (IgG, IgA)
  • Immunoglobulin A
  • Tissue Transglutaminase (tTG) Antibody (IgA)

GI-2. Celiac Disease

  • C-Reactive Protein (CRP)
  • CBC (includes Differential and Platelets)
  • Comprehensive Metabolic Panel (CMP)
  • Ferritin
  • Folate, Serum
  • Gliadin (Deamidated Peptide) Antibody (IgG, IgA)
  • Immunoglobulin A
  • Iron and Total Iron Binding Capacity (TIBC)
  • Tissue Transglutaminase (tTG) Antibody (IgA)
  • Vitamin B12 (Cobalamin)

GI-3. Celiac Disease

  • C-Reactive Protein (CRP)
  • CBC (includes Differential and Platelets)
  • Comprehensive Metabolic Panel (CMP)
  • Ferritin
  • Folate, Serum
  • Gliadin (Deamidated Peptide) Antibody (IgG, IgA)
  • Immunoglobulin A
  • Iron and Total Iron Binding Capacity (TIBC)
  • Tissue Transglutaminase (tTG) Antibody (IgA)
  • Vitamin B12 (Cobalamin)
  • Vitamin D, 25-Hydroxy, Total, Immunoassay
    Fecal Globin by Immunochemistry (InSure®)

GI-4. Celiac Disease

IMPORTANT: This panel includes two Reflux tests, that if positive the lab will run additional tests at an additional charge.

  • C-Reactive Protein (CRP)
  • CBC (includes Differential and Platelets)
  • Comprehensive Metabolic Panel (CMP)
  • Endomysial Antibody Scr (Iga) W/Refl To Titer

Endomysial Antibody (IgA) Screen with Reflex to Titer.

If Endomysial Antibody (IgA) Screen is positive, Endomysial Antibody Titer will be performed at an additional charge.

IMPORTANT - AN ADDITIONAL CHARGE BE APPLIED FOR THE Endomysial Antibody Titer test if run by the lab.

  • Fecal Globin by Immunochemistry (InSure®)
  • Ferritin
  • Folate, Serum
  • Gliadin (Deamidated Peptide) Antibody (IgG, IgA)
  • Immunoglobulin A
  • Iron and Total Iron Binding Capacity (TIBC)
  • Reticulin IgG Screen with Reflex to Titer

Note: If Reticulin Antibody (IgG) Screen is Positive, Reticulin (IgG) Titer will be performed at an addtional charge.

 

  • Tissue Transglutaminase (tTG) Antibody (IgA)
  • Vitamin B12 (Cobalamin)
  • Vitamin D, 25-Hydroxy, Total, Immunoassay

The Key Blood Tests for IBS Diagnosis (And How to Monitor It)

  • C-Reactive Protein (CRP) [ 4420 ]
  • CBC (includes Differential and Platelets) [ 6399 ]
  • Comprehensive Metabolic Panel (CMP) [ 10231 ]
  • Ferritin [ 457 ]
  • Immunoglobulin A [ 539 ]
  • Iron and Total Iron Binding Capacity (TIBC) [ 7573 ]
  • Tissue Transglutaminase (tTG) Antibody (IgA) [ 8821 ]

The Key Blood Tests for IBS Diagnosis (And How to Monitor It)

  • C-Reactive Protein (CRP) [ 4420 ]
  • CBC (includes Differential and Platelets) [ 6399 ]
  • Comprehensive Metabolic Panel (CMP) [ 10231 ]
  • Fecal Globin by Immunochemistry (InSure®) [ 11290 ]
  • Ferritin [ 457 ]
  • Immunoglobulin A [ 539 ]
  • Iron and Total Iron Binding Capacity (TIBC) [ 7573 ]
  • QuestAssureD™ 25-Hydroxyvitamin D (D2, D3), LC/MS/MS [ 92888 ]
  • Tissue Transglutaminase (tTG) Antibody (IgA) [ 8821 ]
  • Vitamin B12 (Cobalamin) and Folate Panel, Serum [ 7065 ]
     

The Key Blood Tests for IBS Diagnosis (And How to Monitor It)

  • C-Reactive Protein (CRP) [ 4420 ]
  • CBC (includes Differential and Platelets) [ 6399 ]
  • Comprehensive Metabolic Panel (CMP) [ 10231 ]
  • Fecal Globin by Immunochemistry (InSure®) [ 11290 ]
  • Ferritin [ 457 ]
  • Gliadin (Deamidated Peptide) Antibody (IgA) [ 11228 ]
  • Immunoglobulin A [ 539 ]
  • Iron and Total Iron Binding Capacity (TIBC) [ 7573 ]
  • Prothrombin with INR and Partial Thromboplastin Times [ 4914 ]
  • QuestAssureD™ 25-Hydroxyvitamin D (D2, D3), LC/MS/MS [ 92888 ]
  • Tissue Transglutaminase (tTG) Antibody (IgA) [ 8821 ]
  • Vitamin B12 (Cobalamin) and Folate Panel, Serum [ 7065 ]
     

IMPORTANT – This panel contains Culture, Urine, Routine #395 which can Reflex to additional testing and charges, detailed below, if Culture is positive.

If culture is positive, CPT code(s): 87088 (each isolate) will be added with an additional charge.  Identification will be performed at an additional charge (CPT code(s): 87077 or 87140 or 87143 or 87147 or 87149).

Antibiotic susceptibilities are only performed when appropriate (CPT code(s): 87181 or 87184 or 87185 or 87186).

  • ORG ID 1. $ 12.45 
  • ORG ID 2. $ 23.95 
  • PRESUMPTIVE ID 1. $ 12.45 
  • PRESUMPTIVE ID 2. $ 23.95 
  • SUSC-1  $14.95 
  • SUSC-2  $28.95

The Key Blood Tests for IBS Diagnosis (And How to Monitor It)

  • C-Reactive Protein (CRP) [ 4420 ]
  • CBC (includes Differential and Platelets) [ 6399 ]
  • Comprehensive Metabolic Panel (CMP) [ 10231 ]
  • Culture, Blood [ 389 ]
  • Culture, Urine, Routine [ 395 ]
  • Fecal Globin by Immunochemistry (InSure®) [ 11290 ]
  • Ferritin [ 457 ]
  • Gliadin (Deamidated Peptide) Antibody (IgA) [ 11228 ]
  • Immunoglobulin A [ 539 ]
  • Iron and Total Iron Binding Capacity (TIBC) [ 7573 ]
  • Prothrombin with INR and Partial Thromboplastin Times [ 4914 ]
  • QuestAssureD™ 25-Hydroxyvitamin D (D2, D3), LC/MS/MS [ 92888 ]
  • Reticulin IgG Screen with Reflex to Titer [ 16530 ]
  • Tissue Transglutaminase (tTG) Antibody (IgA) [ 8821 ]
  • Urea Breath Test, Infrared (Ubit) [ 14839 ]
  • Vitamin B12 (Cobalamin) and Folate Panel, Serum [ 7065 ]
     

  • C-Reactive Protein (CRP) [ 4420 ]
  • CBC (includes Differential and Platelets) [ 6399 ]
  • Comprehensive Metabolic Panel (CMP) [ 10231 ]
  • Culture, Blood [ 389 ]
  • Direct Antiglobulin W/Refl Anti C3,Anti IgG [ 36668 ]
  • Erythropoietin [ 427 ]
  • Ferritin [ 457 ]
  • Haptoglobin [ 502 ]
  • Hemoglobin and Hematocrit (Included in CBC test)
  • Vitamin B12 (Cobalamin) and Folate Panel, Serum [ 7065 ]
     

IMPORTANT – This panel contains Culture, Urine, Routine #395 which can Reflex to additional testing and charges, detailed below, if Culture is positive.

If culture is positive, CPT code(s): 87088 (each isolate) will be added with an additional charge.  Identification will be performed at an additional charge (CPT code(s): 87077 or 87140 or 87143 or 87147 or 87149).

Antibiotic susceptibilities are only performed when appropriate (CPT code(s): 87181 or 87184 or 87185 or 87186).

  • ORG ID 1. $ 12.45 
  • ORG ID 2. $ 23.95 
  • PRESUMPTIVE ID 1. $ 12.45 
  • PRESUMPTIVE ID 2. $ 23.95 
  • SUSC-1  $14.95 
  • SUSC-2  $28.95

This panel contains the following tests:

  • C-Reactive Protein (CRP) [ 4420 ]
  • CBC (includes Differential and Platelets) [ 6399 ]
  • Comprehensive Metabolic Panel (CMP) [ 10231 ]
  • Culture, Blood [ 389 ]
  • Culture, Urine, Routine [ 395 ]
  • Direct Antiglobulin W/Refl Anti C3,Anti IgG [ 36668 ]
  • Erythropoietin [ 427 ]
  • Fecal Globin by Immunochemistry (InSure®) [ 11290 ]
  • Ferritin [ 457 ]
  • Glucose-6-Phosphate Dehydrogenase, Quant. [ 500 ]
  • Haptoglobin [ 502 ]
  • Hemoglobin and Hematocrit (Included in CBC test)
  • Hemoglobinopathy Evaluation [ 35489 ]
  • Iron and Total Iron Binding Capacity (TIBC) [ 7573 ]
  • Prothrombin with INR and Partial Thromboplastin Times [ 4914 ]
  • Reticulocyte Count [ 793 ]
  • Transferrin [ 891 ]
  • Urea Breath Test, Infrared (Ubit) [ 14839 ]
  • Vitamin B12 (Cobalamin) and Folate Panel, Serum [ 7065 ]
     


People tend to overlook their digestive health. With so much focus on cancer, heart attacks, and strokes, it's easy for your gut health to get lost in the shuffle. 

That's why it's vital to have digestive lab tests done regularly. Catching digestive system conditions before they start is the best way to treat them. 

If monitoring your gut health is new to you, don't worry. In this article, we're going to cover everything you need to know about your gut.  

Digestive System Conditions 

There are different kinds of gastrointestinal lab tests to monitor different enzymes and bacteria in your gut. The bacteria in your gut is known as "good bacteria." These bacteria need to maintain their presence in your stomach for the system to remain healthy in the long run. An unhealthy digestive system can give rise to the following conditions.

Celiac Disease 

This is an acute gluten sensitivity in the digestive system. People with celiac disease suffer from an immune response triggered in the small intestine whenever they eat foods containing gluten. Gluten is common in flour and wheat-based products. If you don't treat celiac disease, it can affect the absorption of nutrients in your small intestines, and the lining of your small intestine will begin to deteriorate over time. The damage done by celiac disease to your small intestines can lead to more severe complications in the future. 

Symptoms of Celiac Disease include: 

  • Fatigue 
  • Diarrhea 
  • Abdominal pain 
  • Bloating 
  • Constipation 
  • Weight loss 
  • Nausea and vomiting 

Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) 

Inflammatory Bowel Disease is a blanket term that covers several conditions that affect the bowels. The two major types of inflammatory bowel disease are colitis & Crohn's disease. Ulcerative colitis involves ulcers and inflammation along the lining of the large intestine. This condition can affect your rectum and colon too. Crohn's disease has similar symptoms to colitis and also involves the swelling of the digestive tract. Crohn's can affect the deeper layers of the digestive tract. 

Symptoms Of Inflammatory Bowel Disease include:

  • Abdominal pain 
  • Diarrhea 
  • Fatigue 
  • Fast weight loss 
  • Loss of appetite 
  • Blood in stools  

Inflammatory Bowel Syndrome (IBS) 

IBS affects the lower and upper regions of the GI tract. The condition can affect the small intestines, large intestines, and colon at the same time—people suffering from IBS experience chronic constipation, chronic diarrhea, or both. Medical experts believe that IBS occurs due to severe food poisoning. 

Lactose Intolerance 

Lactose intolerance is the inability to digest lactose. This condition occurs due to a lack of lactase enzymes in the digestive system. Lactase is the enzyme responsible for processing lactose in the body. When lactase levels are low in a person's body, they may suffer from lactose intolerance.  

Symptoms Of Lactose Intolerance include:

  • Bloating 
  • Diarrhea 
  • Gas 
  • Pancreatic disease 
  • Stomach cramps 
  • Nausea and vomiting   

Pancreatic Diseases

Problems in your digestive tract can result in several pancreatic diseases, including acute pancreatitis. If you don't treat acute pancreatitis on time, it can lead to much bigger problems in the long run. 

Symptoms Of Pancreas Malfunction include:

  • Nausea and vomiting 
  • Excess gas 
  • Abdominal pain and swelling 
  • Weight loss 
  • Malnutrition 
  • Fever 
  • Light-colored stools  
  • Foul-smelling stools 
  • Diarrhea 

If you have any of these symptoms for more than 2-3 days, make sure you consult a doctor.  

Peptic Ulcers 

Peptic ulcers develop in the inner lining of the stomach. They usually affect the upper section of the small intestine and occur as duodenal ulcers or gastric ulcers. While duodenal ulcers occur in the upper section of the small intestine or the duodenum, gastric ulcers will occur in the stomach.  

Symptoms Of Peptic Ulcers include:

  • Bloating 
  • Feeling full 
  • Heartburn 
  • Belching 
  • Nausea 
  • Burning pain in the stomach 
  • Intolerance to fatty foods 

Lab Tests for Digestive Conditions 

Digestive lab tests help screen, diagnose, and monitor various digestive conditions. Two of the most common and effective digestive lab tests are the stool culture and fecal occult test. The fecal occult test checks for blood in your stool. The test is conducted by placing a fecal sample on a special card. The card is then sent to a lab for testing. The stool culture test searches for abnormal bacteria in the stool, and results will take at least 2-3 days. 

In addition to the above tests, doctors can use imaging tests to take an in-depth look at a patient's digestive system.  

Here are some of the most popular procedures to monitor digestive conditions: 

  • Lower GI series 
  • CT or CAT scan 
  • MRI 
  • Upper GI series 
  • Colonoscopy 
  • Ultrasound 

Digestive System Lab Tests FAQs 

Digestive conditions cover a wide range of diseases affecting the digestive system of a person. If you don't know what you are looking for, it is easy for these conditions to be overlooked. Here are some of the most common FAQs about digestive disorders and lab tests: 

Q. What are the most common problems in the GI tract? 

Heartburn, IBS, and cancer are some of the most common conditions that affect a person's digestive system. Rectal problems such as fissures and hemorrhoids also can occur.  

Q. What are the most common signs and symptoms of digestive conditions? 

  • Abdominal pain 
  • Bloating 
  • Swelling 
  • Belching 
  • Diarrhea 
  • Gas  
  • Fatigue 
  • Constipation 

If you experience any of these symptoms regularly, you should consult a doctor. 

Q. Does bloodwork reveal digestive problems? 

Yes. Your doctor can order blood tests to diagnose a digestive problem. The tests will check for levels of specific substances in the blood. Bloodwork is common in diagnosing Celiac disease, ulcerative colitis, or Crohn's disease. 

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