Short Bowel Syndrome & Malabsorption Diagnosis & Tests

 

Checking Anatomy and Nutritional Status to Diagnose SBS

 

Congenital Short bowel syndrome (SBS) is diagnosed by your healthcare provider through patient history, clinical evaluation, and specialized testing. If your child has had a portion of their small intestine removed, your healthcare provider will be able to tell if your child has SBS as a result.

TESTS FOR SBS & MALABSORPTION DIAGNOSIS

TESTS FOR SBS & MALABSORPTION DIAGNOSIS

Laboratory tests

  • Complete blood count to check for anemia, infections
  • Electrolytes to check hydration, liver and kidney function
  • Albumin level to help evaluate nutritional status
  • Stool analysis to check for unabsorbed nutrients

Imaging studies of abdomen

  • X-Ray
  • CT Scan
  • Ultrasound

Direct examination of digestive tract

  • Endoscopy (esophagus, stomach, upper small intestine)
  • Video Scope
  • Colonoscopy (large intestine)

Additional tests may be required for diagnosis

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