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The diagnosis of gastritis may be established by a complete history and physical. Some cases may require blood tests and other tests (endoscopy) or a consultation with a specialist (usually a gastroenterologist).
The health-care professional first interviews the person about their symptoms, medical history, habits and lifestyle, any medications that are taken by the patient.
Laboratory testing: No laboratory tests can pinpoint a diagnosis of gastritis.
The following tests are most likely to be ordered:
X-rays films or other diagnostic images may be ordered, although they are usually not necessary.
The patient may be referred to a gastroenterologist, a doctor who specializes in diseases of the digestive system.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 8/28/2015
Bhupinder Anand, MD
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