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Anti Saccharomyces Cerevisiae (ASCA), IgG

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

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

CD and UC are the two most common types of inflammatory bowel diseases (IBDs). The ASCA, IgG test is used to differentiate between CD and UC and as an adjunct to other IBD testing.

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

The doctor will ask the patient to get an ASCA, IgG test if they have the following signs and symptoms:

  • Abdominal pain and cramps.
  • Rectal bleeding.
  • Joint, skin, bone, and organ-related symptoms.
  • For children: delayed development and growth retardation.

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

The ASCA, IgG test is performed in the following steps:

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

What are the parameters measured in Anti-Saccharomyces Cerevisiae (ASCA), IGG?

The ASCA, IgG test measures the presence of antiphospholipid auto-antibodies that bind on to phospholipids.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The Anti-Saccharomyces Cerevisiae (ASCA), IgG 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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