09-17-2017, 10:27 AM   #1
eleanor_rigby
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I am on azathioprine and get blood tested monthly - FBC, LFT, U+E. Does anyone know if inflammation testing such as CRP and ESR would be covered in these or would the doctor have to specifically request these to be covered.
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History:
2nd Generation affected

Symptoms since 08/2006 (age 17)

Emergency open bowel resection after perforation in 12/2011 (age 22) (wrongly diagnosed as burst appendix ). Three years remission following this unmonitored

Diagnosis:
Perforating small bowel Crohn's Disease 01/2016 (terminal ileum, duodenum)
Coeliac disease (age 26)

Meds:
50mg azathioprine (down from 75mg after my WBC dropped)
Gluten-free diet
09-17-2017, 10:36 AM   #2
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I am on azathioprine and get blood tested monthly - FBC, LFT, U+E. Does anyone know if inflammation testing such as CRP and ESR would be covered in these or would the doctor have to specifically request these to be covered.


I'm pretty sure they do, I've got a little book they record it all in. I'll have a look at it when I get home and let you know!
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Diagnosed severe Crohn's of the Duodenum, Terminal Ilium and Cecum.

Currently taking Azathioprine 100mg, Esomeprazole 40mg, B12 Injections and various supplements. Azathioprine failing so awaiting next steps
09-17-2017, 10:36 AM   #3
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I am on azathioprine and get blood tested monthly - FBC, LFT, U+E. Does anyone know if inflammation testing such as CRP and ESR would be covered in these or would the doctor have to specifically request these to be covered.


I'm pretty sure they do, I've got a little book they record it all in. I'll have a look at it when I get home and let you know!
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