Blood work is usually ordered, such as a CBC (complete blood count), to look for anemia and infections; liver or kidney panels can
With a disease like Crohn’s, finding the problem can be difficult, and receiving a diagnosis can take longer than expected. There are so many signs and symptoms and combinations of symptoms that are individual to each patient that finding a diagnosis is not as simple as a yes or no answer. The first go-to for getting your diagnosis is to see a primary care physician. Your primary doctor will usually recommend a referral for a consultation with a gastroenterologist. After meeting with a GI, you’ll likely go through a colonoscopy, endoscopy, or both so that doctors can view your inflammation and take biopsies of what they see. There’s no single specific test for Crohn’s, according to the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America, and the inflammation that doctors are looking for could be happening at the wrong place or wrong time during testing or scopes.