Methods for diagnosing irritable bowel syndrome

L. Tuk (Inventor), W.M. de Vos (Inventor)

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The present invention discloses a method for diagnosing Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) in a test sample by determining the level of several bacterial taxa in the test sample, comparing this level with the levels of those bacterial taxa in a control sample, and relating the level to a diagnosis of IBS. Additionally, the present invention provides a method for treatment of IBS based on said diagnosis. Also, the invention provides a method for subtyping IBS in a test sample.
Original languageEnglish
Patent numberWO2011043654
Priority date10/05/09
Publication statusPublished - 14 Apr 2011

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