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Screening for Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)

The purpose of screening is early diagnosis and treatment. Screening tests are usually administered to people without current symptoms, but who may be at high risk for certain diseases or conditions.

Screening Guidelines

There are no current screening guidelines specific to IBS.

REFERENCES:

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). EBSCO DynaMed Plus website. Available at:http://www.dynamed.com/topics/dmp~AN~T113627/Irritable-bowel-syndrome-IBS. Updated September 12, 2017. Accessed June 27, 2018.

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). Merck Manual Professional Version website. Available at: https://www.merckmanuals.com/professional/gastrointestinal-disorders/irritable-bowel-syndrome-ibs/irritable-bowel-syndrome-ibs. Updated November 2017. Accessed June 27, 2018.

Wilkins T, Pepitone C, Alex B, Schade RR. Diagnosis and management of IBS in adults. Am Fam Physician. 2012;86(5):419-426.

Last reviewed May 2017 by EBSCO Medical Review Board Daus Mahnke, MD  Last Updated: 12/20/2014