Serology 7 question

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seekingrelief
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   Posted 12/31/2007 11:29 AM (GMT -7)   
I had this done and it came back not predictive of crohns however when I was diagnosed it was by biopsies and medical history.  They have now decided I do not have crohns and have taken me off all meds and I don't know what to do.  I am still sick but they said it is not crohns but they o not know what it is.  I have been sick now for 17 years and I am not getting any better but now this.
Has anyone else had this testing done and have these results?  How accurate is this test?
Rachelle

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   Posted 12/31/2007 11:39 AM (GMT -7)   

Rachelle,

I am so sorry you are having this issue.  I know how frustrated you must be feeling.

From what I have learned the Serology 7 tests is the most advanced diagnostic panel for inflammatory bowel disease. With an overall accuracy of 92%, this unprecedented diagnostic test is the most comprehensive IBD test available with proprietary markers to help physicians diagnose inflammatory bowel disease ("IBD") and to differentiate the subtypes of Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis.

I do not know how that negates the positive biopsy but perhaps someone else here would know.

Take care and keep posting, we are here to support you.

Bless you and gentle hugs,

Kitt


 
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Nanners
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   Posted 12/31/2007 12:57 PM (GMT -7)   

I personally do not put as much worth in blood tests as I do biopsies from scopes.  Many folks on this board have had positive biopsies and negative blood tests and still are diagnosed with Crohns.  I think a second or even third opinion might be in order for you.  Good luck and keep us posted on how you are doing.

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   Posted 12/31/2007 1:57 PM (GMT -7)   

Thanks Nanners, I would have leaned toward the biopsy as being more accurate but it would seem another opinion is in order for sure.

Kitt


 
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FitzyK23
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   Posted 12/31/2007 3:55 PM (GMT -7)   
My biopsies were negative, scopes were indicative of potential crohns, and my serology was off the charts for crohns and that is what my doctor is focusing on. I respond well to the crohns medications and that is what we are hanging out hat on. It is my recollection that its rare to have a false positive blood test but many have negative blood tests but still have crohns.
26 Year old married female.  Diagnosed w/ CD 3 years ago, IBS for over 10 years before that, which was probably the CD.  Currently on Pentasa 4 pills/4x day, hysociamine prn, nexium, and ortho evra.  Good times!!!
 
 


opie79
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   Posted 1/2/2008 7:23 PM (GMT -7)   
I have somewhat the opposite problem. I had a serology that came back Crohn's predicted but no biopsy to support the fact. I still have all CD symptoms. My doctor seems to be just as confused. What are everyone's thoughts?

How accurate do you think the serology 7 is?
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