Diagnostics and Testing in Inflammatory Bowel Disease 

Learn about different medical procedures that are used to diagnose IBD, and to monitor or test for disease activity and inflammation in those living with Crohn's or colitis. New and emerging diagnostic measures that are reviewed include imaging techniques, MR Enterography, fecal calprotectin and therapeutic drug monitoring. 


Dr. John Marshall, Professor in the Department of Medicine and Head of the Division of Gastroenterology at McMaster University, Member of the Farncombe Family Digestive Health Research Institute.



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  • Canada has among the highest incidence rates of Crohn's and colitis in the world.
  • 1 in 140 Canadians lives with Crohn’s or colitis.
  • Families new to Canada are developing these diseases for the first time.
  • Incidence of Crohn’s in Canadian kids under 10 has doubled since 1995.
  • People are most commonly diagnosed before age 30.

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