Did some reading about
the reliability of Prometheus Serology 7 in diagnosing IBD. The conclusion from one study: "The IBD7 panel is of little value as a screening tool for pediatric IBD." Pediatrics [official Journal of the American Academy of Pediatrics.] There are other srudies in adults that come to tthe same conclusion. This is why some insurance companies will not pay for the test because the have determined it to be experimental.
The values in your test report do not look near to the "positive" ranges.
I'm guessing you are going to have to wait that 2 weeks to see your doctor to discuss what the implications of these findings are. Bile in the stomach is not normal. It certainly can cause stomach erosions and inflammation in the stomach. Since they can't biopsy the erosions in your small bowel, there's no telling if there are microscopic changes which could shed light on the issue. Hopefully the medications will keep your symptoms managable until you see him.
According to the US News and World Report rankings by specialty, Johns Hopkins is #3 in the country. Since this thread has gotten really long and I have chimed in so much, your question about Penn and/or Johns Hopkins got lost in the dialogue. You might want to start another thread asking just that to see if anyone has experience either place.
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