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Overview

The Anti-Saccharomyces Cerevisiae (ASCA), IgA test is used to differentiate between Crohn’s disease (CD) and Ulcerative Colitis (UC).

What is Anti-Saccharomyces Cerevisiae (ASCA), IgA?

Crohn’s disease (CD) and ulcerative colitis (UC) are the two most common types of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). The Anti-Saccharomyces Cerevisiae (ASCA), IgA test is used to differentiate between CD and UC and as an adjunct to other IBD testing.

Why is Anti-Saccharomyces Cerevisiae (ASCA), IgA suggested?

Your doctor will ask you to get an Anti-Saccharomyces Cerevisiae (ASCA), IgA test if you have the following signs and symptoms:

  • Abdominal pain and cramps
  • Diarrhea
  • Rectal bleeding
  • Fever
  • Tiredness
  • Joint, skin, bone, and organ-related symptoms
  • Delayed development and growth retardation in children

How is Anti-Saccharomyces Cerevisiae (ASCA), IgA performed?

The Anti-Saccharomyces Cerevisiae (ASCA), IgA test is done by in the following way:

  • A lab technician draws blood from a vein in your arm or hand.
  • The blood sample is sent to the laboratory for analysis.

What are the parameters measured in Anti-Saccharomyces CEREVISIAE (ASCA), IGA?

The Anti-Saccharomyces Cerevisiae (ASCA), IgA test detects anti-phospholipid auto-antibodies that bind to phospholipids.

Preparation before performing Anti-Saccharomyces Cerevisiae (ASCA), IgA

There is no special preparation necessary for an Anti-Saccharomyces Cerevisiae (ASCA), IgA test.

Post-care after Anti-Saccharomyces Cerevisiae (ASCA), IgA

There is no post-care necessary after Anti-Saccharomyces Cerevisiae (ASCA), IgA test.

Sample types in Anti-Saccharomyces Cerevisiae (ASCA), IgA

The Anti-Saccharomyces Cerevisiae (ASCA), IgA tests a whole blood sample.

Side effects/risks of Anti-Saccharomyces Cerevisiae (ASCA), IgA

The Anti-Saccharomyces Cerevisiae (ASCA), IgA test has the following risks because it is performed with a needle:

  • Bleeding and/or infection at the puncture site.
  • Stinging sensation when the needle pierces the skin.
  • Soreness in the puncture site.

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