Alternate Names : Granulomatous Colitis
How is the disease diagnosed?
Diagnosis of ulcerative colitis begins with a medical history and physical exam. The healthcare provider may order tests, including:
a barium enema, which is an X-ray of the colon
blood tests to check for anemia or signs of inflammation
a biopsy of tissue from the colon lining
a colonoscopy, which allows the provider to insert a lighted scope and see the colon lining
a lab test to check for blood in the stool