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ramon82
10-24-2013, 01:55 AM
IBS? IBD? or worse?

Hi all - I have been suffering from IBS-like symptoms for over a year now. Recently blood tests were done and all resulted OK. These tests included CBC, WCC, RCC, Hgb, Hct, MCV, MCH, MCHC, neutrophils, lymphocytes, monocytes, eosinophils, basophils, ESR, C-reactive protein, Anti tissue transglutaminase lgA/IgG.

So from the blood work side I am clear. Now a test remains and its the Fecal Calprotectin - it measures the level of inflammation (if any).

My question is this: Do doctors use this test to differentiate from IBS to IBD? for what else do they do this test? - my doctor is quite reserved and doesn't let out much and it worries me :(

Thanks

ramon82
11-04-2013, 10:38 AM
Calprotectin result just came out - its a normal 46.6 ug/g - does that mean I am free of serious illnesses?