There are many probable causes of chronic diarrhea and abdominal pain, including inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), celiac disease, infectious GI pathogens, and malignancy. After excluding other causes of chronic diarrhea, a physician is left with the diagnosis IBS-diarrhea (IBS-D). One main cause of IBS-D is bile acid malabsorption.
Michael Camilleri, M.D., a gastroenterologist at Mayo Clinic, provides an overview of a new diagnostic test for bile acid malabsorption available through Mayo Medical Laboratories.
How to Order
Many hospitals across the country have already established an account with Mayo Medical Laboratories. Please click on the links below to register for an account, sign in, or request that an MML representative contact you to discuss your current account status and ordering options.
Registration for an account takes less than 10 minutes, and new accounts are typically processed and available in one business day. Once registered, sign in and locate the test in the Test Catalog and click the "Order This Test" button. Follow the prompts to provide billing and contact information. Print the test requisition form to ship with the specimen.