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IBD/IBS Panel: Inflammatory Bowel Disease (Gut Health)

Rs. 5,400.00

Rs. 4,200.00

(22% Discount)

  • Test Parameters (4)
    1. Fecal Calprotectin 
    2. ANCA IF 
    3. ASCA IgG 
    4. ASCA IgA 

Offer: 200/- Add-on discount on repeat tests
Sample Required: Blood & Stool
Test Mode: At- Home
Turn Around Time: 3 to 5 days
Fasting Time: None
Other Instructions: Morning first stool preferred
Recommended for: 18+ years, For Diagnosing IBD/IBS conditions
About this test: Metropolis Lab NABL/ISO


    About the IBD/IBS Test 

    Purpose: Monitor IBS/IBD and gut related conditions  

    Inflammatory Bowel Diseases (IBD)
    IBD basically refers to any condition in which the gut tissue is chronically inflamed. With IBD, symptoms often include severe diarrhoea, pain, fatigue and weight loss. Weirdly, the exact cause of IBD is unknown. 

    Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
    IBS is another condition you hear a lot about these days. It’s becoming more and more commonly diagnosed. One reason may be that IBS is related to an improper balance of good/bad bacteria in the gut which is caused by poor diets, stress, medications and modern lifestyle factors. There are other causes of IBS, and symptoms vary from person to person, but most with IBS have some combination of the following: diarrhea, constipation, pain, severe gas, vomiting. 

    https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/inflammatory-bowel-disease/symptoms-causes/syc-20353315

    IBS Meaning

    IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome) is a mix of belly discomfort or pain and trouble with bowel habits, either going more or less often than normal (diarrhea or constipation) or having a different kind of stool (thin, hard, or soft and liquid)

    Types of IBS

    • IBS-C: IBS with constipation 
    • IBD -D: IBS with diarrhea 
    • IBS-M: Mixed IBS -  alternates between constipation and diarrhea
    • IBS-U: Unsubtyped IBS - for people who don't fit into the above types

    Symptoms of IBS

    The symptoms of IBS typically include:

    • cramping
    • abdominal pain
    • bloating and gas
    • constipation
    • Diarrhea

    Causes and risk factor for IBS

    • slowed or spastic movements of the colon, causing painful cramping
    • abnormal serotonin levels in the colon, affecting motility and bowel movements
    • mild celiac disease that damages the intestines
    • Genetics is thought to be a possible cause of IBS, but so far, this hereditary link has not been proven. 

    Dietary changes for IBS

    Modifying amounts or eliminating certain foods such as dairy, fried foods, indigestible sugars, and beans may help to reduce different symptoms. For some people, adding spices and herbs such as ginger, peppermint, and chamomile has helped to reduce some IBS symptoms

    Food items to avoid with IBS

    • Dairy products
    • Vegetables such as cauliflower, broccoli, cabbage, Brussels sprouts and legumes
    • Fatty or fried foods
    • Alcohol, caffeine, or soda
    • Foods high in sugar
    • Artificial sweetener
    • Chewing gum
    • Nuts

    Test Markers

    • Fecal Calprotectin

    Fecal calprotectin is a direct measure of inflammation in the gut and directly correlates to disease activity in Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) 

    Why is this important

    Elevated levels indicate active IBD and is a direct indicator of Inflammation in the gut and helps differentiate IBD and IBS 

    • ANCA IF

    Anti neutrophil cytoplasmic antibody (ANCA) tests are used to diagnose and monitor inflammatory activity 

    Why is this important

    ANCA IF is positive in 50-85% of Ulcerative Colitis patients. 

    • ASCA IgG / IgA 

    Antibodies against this yeast (ASCA)are found in 50-70% of Chron's Disease (CD) and 5-15% in Ulcerative Colitis (UC) patients

    Why is this important

    ASCA IgG and IgA levels helps differentiate Chron's Disease (CD) from Ulcerative Colitis (UC).

    How to cure ibs permanently?
      • Steps to permanently cure IBS include - 
        • Test for IBS triggers
        • Inquire about medications
        • Start a low-FODMAP or other anti-inflammatory diet
        • Make lifestyle changes
        • Take gut-healing supplements 

    How to treat inflammatory bowel disease?

      • The goal of inflammatory bowel disease treatment is to reduce the inflammation that triggers the signs and symptoms. IBD treatment usually involves either drug therapy or surgery.
        • Anti-inflammatory drugs - Anti-inflammatory drugs are often the first step in the treatment of inflammatory bowel disease. Anti-inflammatories include corticosteroids and aminosalicylates, such as mesalamine, balsalazide and olsalazine.
        • Immune system suppressors - These drugs work in a variety of ways to suppress the immune response that releases inflammation-inducing chemicals into the body. Some examples of immunosuppressant drugs include azathioprine, mercaptopurine and methotrexate.
        • Biologics - Biologics are a newer category of therapy in which therapy is directed toward neutralizing proteins in the body that are causing inflammation. Some are administered via intravenous (IV) infusions and others are injections you give yourself. Examples include infliximab, adalimumab, golimumab, certolizumab, vedolizumab and ustekinumab.
        • Antibiotics - Antibiotics may be used in addition to other medications or when infection is a concern 

    How to calm inflamed intestines?

    Dietary and lifestyle changes go a long way in relieving the symptoms of IBS and hence calming inflamed intestines. Avoiding the following food items may help - 

    • Dairy products
    • Vegetables such as cauliflower, broccoli, cabbage, Brussels sprouts and legumes
    • Fatty or fried foods
    • Alcohol, caffeine, or soda
    • Foods’s high in sugar
    • Artificial sweetener
    • Chewing gum
    • Nuts 

    Can you have constipation with IBD?

    Yes, constipation is one of the most common signs and symptoms of IBD

      • Individuals having consistent symptoms of IBS/IBD
      • Individuals who are on treatment of IBS/IBD 
      • Individuals with chronic gastro symptoms discomfort
      • Individuals concerned about their gut health
      • No Fasting is required for this test
      • Morning first stool preferred

      Whats in the Gut Microbiome Test Kit?

      How it works ?

      Step 1 : Once you place the order we will ship the kit to your address (within 48 hours)

      Step 2 : Once your receive the kit, go through the instructions. You need to collect the morning stool sample & fill a form. Call us 1 day before the sample collection for scheduling the sample pickup. The pickup number is provided in the kit 

      Step 3 : Your sample will be picked, pre-processed and sent to CLIA/CAP Certified laboratory 

      Step 4 : The Reports will be made available in 4 weeks. You can schedule a Free consultation with the specialist 

      Frequently Asked Questions

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