How is Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) investigated?

The following investigations are required in patients to eliminate other causes:

  • Full blood count (FBC)
  • ESR (Erythrocyte sedimentation rate) and CRP (C-Reactive Protein) bloods test to detect inflammation
  • Antibody testing for coeliac disease


What are the next steps?
If you think you have this condition or any of these symptoms
you will need to seek medical advice.
For more information or to make an appointment.
Contact birmingham bowel clinic on 0845 241 7762
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