What blood tests are helpful in diagnosing inflammatory bowel disease?
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Two newer serological antibody tests, perinuclear antineutrophil cytoplasmic antibodies (p-ANCA) and anti-Saccharomyces cerevisiae antibodies (ASCA), are highly specific for IBD (SOR: B, based on meta-analyses). Data are inadequate to determine if these tests are appropriate for IBD screening (SOR: C, based on expert opinion).
Evidence Based Practice 13(10): 06-07.