Testing & diagnosis
Your doctor will likely diagnose Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis only after ruling out other possible causes for your signs and symptoms. He or she will use a combination of tests and procedures, including, but not limited to:
- Blood tests
- Endoscopic procedures, such as colonoscopy and upper endoscopy
- Imaging procedures, such as x-ray, small bowel imaging, ultrasound or CAT scan
If you have been newly diagnosed with Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis, please visit the newly diagnosed page for more information.
You may also find it helpful to read our brochure, Surving and Thriving.