IBS or Irritable Bowel Syndrome is one of the common gastrointestinal problems affecting most of the middle aged women and youngsters in urban areas!! IBS is characterized by variety of diseases like abdominal pain, bouts of alternating episodes of constipation and diarrhea!!
Earlier the only way of diagnosing the condition was by the symptoms the patient presents with, and certain invasive tests to rule out the other possibility of other diseases and finally concluding it as IBS and starting with the treatment
Advancement in healthcare lead to the invention of new blood tests, which helps with easy diagnosis of IBS and thus better care and treatment. A study was conducted including 3000 individuals with different ailments like IBS, Inflammatory bowel disease and Celiac disease. Blood samples were collected and about 90% of individuals were found to have a common biomarker and thus testing for these biomarkers helps in early identification of IBS!!
Thus the new blood tests, that helps in early identification off IBS includes –
- Anti Cdtb Antibodies
- Anti Vinculin Antibodies
New blood tests thus helps in diagnosing the condition early and accurate treatment!! Early diagnosis helps in better prognosis!!!