What is the role of lab testing in Crohn disease?

Updated: Jul 26, 2019
  • Author: Leyla J Ghazi, MD; Chief Editor: Praveen K Roy, MD, AGAF  more...
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Laboratory results for Crohn disease are nonspecific and are of value principally for facilitating disease management. Laboratory values may also be used as surrogate markers for inflammation and nutritional status and to screen for deficiencies of vitamins and minerals.


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