How do your diagnose gastritis? Gastritis diagnosis is by blood tests, urinalysis, stool test, x-ray, ECG, endoscopy, and stomach biopsy.
Generally, a gastritis diagnosis begins from the patient’s symptoms. Based on the symptoms your doctor suggests different tests, they are:
- Blood tests include blood cell count, H. pylori test, pregnancy test (for women), and functional tests for liver, kidney, gallbladder, or pancreas.
- Complete blood count to assess for anemia or low blood count
- Urinalysis is the physical, chemical, and microscopic examination of urine. It involves a number of tests to detect and measure various compounds that pass through the urine.
- Stool test is for the presence of blood.
- X-ray of the upper digestive system is after swallowing white, metallic liquid containing barium. A series of X-rays creates images of your esophagus, stomach and small intestine to look for abnormalities.
- Electrocardiogram (ECG) is useful to measure electrical activity within the stomach.
- Endoscopy is requiring checking stomach lining inflammation and mucous erosion.
- Stomach biopsy to test for gastritis and other conditions