I've never been able to have blood work determine whether or not I had UC, or if I was flaring. I had the Prometheus test done back in July, and it came back as negative for both UC and Crohn's, basically saying I was healthy. The c-scope a month later showed I was in full blown flare (which I could have told them). As Emory said, a scope is the gold standard. Bloodwork isn't reliable enough.
36 y.o. male
Diagnosed w/ moderate UC in May '06
Meds & supplements:
Asacol, Florastor, VSL#3, Wellbutrin XL, Prozac, multi-vitamin, Allegra, Lialda, Colocort enema every other night, Prednisone (down to 5mg), flaxseed oil, L-glutamine.