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Finally a test that can diagnose IBS with 98 percent accuracy!

I had the new IBS test last Tuesday and got the results back today. The test is called ibschek.

Reports suggest that elevated anti-CdtB and anti-Vinculin antibody levels are more commonly found in patients with diarrhea predominant irritable bowel syndrome than in healthy controls. These same reports found that patients with other bowel diseases also may have elevated levels of anti-CdtB and anti Vinculin. Patients with celiac disease, in particular, were found to have elevated levels of both antibodies. Moreover, a positive anti-CdtB and/or anti-Vinculin antibody does not exclude inflammatory bowel disease.

This test was developed and it’s analytical performance characteristics have been determined by Quest Diagnostics Nichols Institute San Juan Capistrano. It has not been cleared or approved by the FDA. It has been validated pursuant to the CLIA regulations and is used for clinical purposes.

I wanted to explain the test and how they determine the outcome.

My test came back as follows: one or both IBSDetex (TM) results are above the 95th percentile for a reference group of healthy adult people.

Vinculin Antibody Result 1.92 Range OR 1.00

CYTOLETHAL DISTRNDING TOXIN B AB Result 0.31 Range OR 1.00

Result: patient results are 95 percent consistent with the diagnosis of Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS). Progress forward with diagnosis positive.

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Wow it's amazing that there is now a test that can confirm this! Now they know these this Information can any more be done? Do the results shed light on anything that can help you with the IBS in the future?

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Well, they can at least prescribe the medication that is for Gastroenterological disorders vs trying multiple meds and putting you thru side effects and non effective drugs for nothing. Acid reducers or PPIs are a loose help depending on severity but right now I opt for no treatment. I have lived with this for sooooo long that it’s second nature for me. Now that there is a test to confirm I’m sure they will find a medication just for IBS in the near future!

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Is this test available on the NHS? asked my doctor about it and they didnt know what i was on about

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What is N H S? Sorry

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NHS is the UK national health service after reading your reply to Popetta and you are in the US i can understand why my doctor didnt know what i was on about .

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No, this test is exclusive to IBS. Yes, it has been “known” to be a “term” for a group of symptoms. Any disease starts as “symptoms”. Cancer was not cancer until they studied it, eliminated other factors, and gave it a name ( cancer). Cancer isn’t one symptom but a group and effects many different organs , After years of study, eliminating other factors, looking into dna possibilities there are known factors to IBS that are distinctive from others. They have studied extensively and not unlike all other diseases that were finally given names and that tests were able to confirm IBS now can be detected and confined via blood test and I am proof!!

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Hello Torcol,

Can I kindly ask where you had this test done (i.e: UK, US, etc) and if you did this test privately, paying for this yourself or was it backed up by your doctor/gastro specialist.

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US, my doctors office and from what my doctor told me it’s not approved by the FDA yet. My mother has worked at the hospital for twenty five years, she spoke to the head of GI department, he heard about it but wasn’t offered access yet?

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Yup, that is he test I was offered and excitedly took!!! I feel extremely happy just knowing what it is! It eases my mind and anxiety not having to wonder if it is something worse.

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Not available in the U.K. atm. Annoying the only uk article I can find on it is in daily mail from 2015. It's certainly not something the NHS are doing.

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Sorry to hear that. I hope they get it, sucks to have invasive tests when they can be avoided by a simple blood test. Maybe it will be available soon? I hope it is, no one should have to suffer needlessly and fight for quality of life.

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