Mayo Clinic doctors take time to examine all your symptoms, rule out other digestive diseases and find factors that may be complicating your Crohn's disease. Mayo Clinic doctors use the most sensitive imaging technologies to help pinpoint the location and severity of inflammation. Precise diagnosis is essential for effective treatment of Crohn's disease.
Historically, Crohn's disease has been difficult to diagnose, in part because the small intestine has been difficult to examine. Mayo Clinic researchers helped develop advanced imaging techniques that make it possible for doctors to thoroughly inspect the small bowel.
Besides the usual tests, the following tests are available at Mayo to evaluate your problem:
Correctly interpreting intestinal tissue samples (biopsies) is critical in managing Crohn's disease. Mayo Clinic has pathologists who specialize in inflammatory bowel disease, including Crohn's disease, and are experienced in interpreting the results.