CAN MEDICATIONS AFFECT IBSchek RESULTS?
Yes, some medications can affect the results of an antibody test, including IBSchek. It is important to note that steroids, anti-inflammatory medications, biologic agents, or any other immunosuppressive medications may change the level of antibodies in the blood and therefore influence the IBSchek test results. Only you, as the physician, may decide whether or not to ask your patient to stop taking these agents.
If a patient with suspected IBS-D has an inconclusive test and is taking any of these medications, repeat testing could be considered at a time when the patient is no longer taking these medications.