New Advancement – RNA Blood Test
Providing Early Answers
Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) and Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) share similar symptoms but are very different conditions requiring unique treatment. Current criteria for diagnosing gastrointestinal disorders can take more than a year while abdominal pain and discomfort continues.
Getting the right information to reach an accurate diagnosis at the earliest onset of symptoms allows your provider to offer the best treatment plan and resources to help you manage your condition. Currently, once symptoms are confirmed, providers use diagnostic tools such as blood or stool tests, colonoscopy, endoscopy, x-rays, and psychological tests which can be costly and uncomfortable. Typically these test only help rule out other diseases before reaching a definite diagnosis. Now, IsolateIBS-IBD® gives your provider information at the earliest sign of symptoms that is greater than 90% accurate.
NOTE: At this time, the IsolateIBS-IBD® test is not available in New York. IQuity will update this as licenses are obtained.
Ready for Answers?
IsolateIBS-IBD® is now available. If you think you might have IBS, Crohn’s or ulcerative colitis, talk with your provider. The test process starts with a simple blood draw with test results delivered quickly, providing peace of mind.
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My Crohn’s Story
I was diagnosed with IBS when I was 24 based on symptoms I shared with my doctor. They told me to take Metamucil – and for a long time, my symptoms were managed. Then, I thought I had a serious case of food poisoning – so severe, I went to the hospital. The doctors determined my symptoms were related to scar tissue from an appendectomy and sent me home after spending a week in the hospital!
A full year later, I experienced the same symptoms, stomach pain and vomiting. Once again I went to the hospital where another ER doctor told me I had Crohn’s. I was referred to a specialist for a colonoscopy and blood test; the verdict was in and my Crohn’s diagnosis confirmed. By this time, I had done my homework and pretty much knew what I’d be facing. It is not the news you want, but at least I now had a plan to try to stay healthy.
I then learned about IQuity’s RNA Blood test – what a difference a test like this would have made. I would have known about my Crohn’s in my 20s instead of in my 40s! And, since Crohn’s can affect family members, this is something I would have my kids do – knowing early would make a big difference for them.