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IsolateIBS-IBD will be available in late summer 2017. If you think you might have IBS, Crohn's or ulcerative colitis, talk with your provider.

The test process starts with a simple blood draw. The test results are delivered quickly and will provide peace of mind.

Download the IBS-IBD Test Overview brochure below.

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New Blood Test. Early Answers.

IBS and IBD share similar symptoms, but are very different conditions requiring different treatment. Current criteria for diagnosing a gastrointestinal disorder include at least 12 weeks (not necessarily consecutive) of abdominal pain or discomfort over 12 months that is accompanied by at least two other specific symptoms. Once symptoms are confirmed, other tools such as blood or stool tests, endoscopy, x-rays, and psychological tests may be used to help rule out other diseases.

Accurately identifying your condition early generally results in earlier treatment that can improve daily life and long-term outcomes, especially for IBD sufferers. IQuity has a new tool, IsolateIBS-IBD, to help your provider determine your specific condition. Through a simple blood draw, your provider will have information that definitively identifies between IBS and IBD; and if you have IBD, this test can distinguish between Crohn’s and ulcerative colitis.

The right information at the earliest onset of symptoms allows your provider to offer the best treatment plan and resources to help you manage symptoms.


IBS and IBD are often confused with one another. The psychological, financial and physical toll can be great. Over 30 million+ Americans have IBS, and 1-2% of the population is diagnosed with IBS every year. IBS is:

  • The leading cause of work absenteeism behind the common cold
  • Can lead to depression or increased anxiety
  • Substantial impact on social life

IBD/Crohn's Disease

When these diseases are active they can have significant impact on the quality of life for patients due to flare-ups and complications. Patients suffering with Crohn's Disease:

  • Leave the workforce earlier than the norm and use more sick leave
  • Lose leisure time to flares
  • Face depression which can cause flares to be more frequent and more severe

IBD/Ulcerative Colitis

Ulcerative colitis mimics symptoms of Crohn's disease but usually affects a smaller portion of the digestive tract, confined to the large bowel. Surgical options can be considered and are effective. Patients:

  • Experience low appetite and fatigue and seek alternative diets
  • Suffer from abdominal pain
  • Struggle to work or study

What to Expect

When your provider orders this test for you, the process is easy. Your provider will order the test when you check out from the clinic. A small blood sample is needed to begin the process and will be drawn at your provider’s office, in another facility designated by your provider. All blood samples are analyzed at IQuity's CLIA-certified laboratory and results are sent to your provider within 7 days. Your provider will then review your results with you.

My Story

Living with Crohn's

I was diagnosed with IBS when I was 24 based on symptoms I shared with my doctor. They told me to take Metamucil – and for a long time, my symptoms were managed. Then, I had a serious event where I thought I had food poisoning – so severe, I went to the hospital. The doctors determined my symptoms were related to scar tissue from an appendectomy and sent me home after spending a week in the hospital!

A full year later, I experienced the same symptoms as the year before with stomach pain and vomiting again went to the hospital where a new ER doc told me I had Crohn’s. I was referred to a specialist for a colonoscopy and blood test; the verdict was in and my Crohn’s diagnosis confirmed. By this time, I had done my homework and pretty much knew what I’d be facing – not the news you want, but at least I now had a plan to try to stay healthy.

I learned about what IQuity was doing – what a difference a test that would have shown the Crohn’s in my 20s instead of in my 40s would have made. And, since Crohn’s can affect family members, this is something I would have my kids do – to know early could make a big difference for them.


Working Mother of Three