Anti saccharomyces cerevisiae antibody (ASCA) / Anti - ASCA - Serum

Anti saccharomyces cerevisiae antibody (ASCA) / Anti - ASCA - Serum


This this is used to help distinguish between Crohn disease (CD) and ulcerative colitis (UC)

This Test Includes

ASCA (Anti Saccharomyces Cerevisiae Antibody), IgA

Test Instructions

Total parameters available: 1

Parameter Names:

  • Anti saccharomyces cerevisiae antibody (ASCA) / Anti - ASCA - Serum

Test Instructions/Precautions:

  • Alcohol: Please abstain from alcohol before the test
  • Medication :Any pre-existing medication should only be stopped after consultation with the referring Physician
  • Fluids Allowed : Water only


Soft Copy (Portal/Email) : If the sample is collected before 12 noon then the report will get delivered as per Reporting Time / Maximum TAT (Turn Around Time) indicated with the test. For samples collected after 12 Noon, 12 hours may be added to the Report Turn Around TimeHard Copy : Delivered at home upon request. A small convenience fee may apply.

Why it is Done

In cases with symptoms like persistent diarrhea or abdominal pain, rectal bleeding, you should get yourself tested. In order to identify if you have Crohn disease or UC doctors often suggest this test.

What is this test

Anti Saccharomyces Cerevisiae or the Anti-Saccharomyces cerevisiae mannan antibodies are tests for those immune proteins which are frequently found in an inflammatory bowel disease in the patient’s body. The test is done to determine the amount of ASCA in the body of the patient. The tests help in differentiating between Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis, which are both very common bowel diseases.