With a diagnosis of gallstones, you can ask your GP for a blood test to help determine if your gallstones are causing problems.
If you suspect you have gallstones and have not yet been diagnosed, you will be able to get a referral to a specialist.
If your GP thinks you may have gallstone, they will test you for the disease using a blood sample.
If there is a positive result, your GP will advise you to take medication to control your gallbladder.
If not, they may order further tests.
The test will look for a protein in the gallbladders cells called gallstone protein.
A gallstone test is used to diagnose gallstones.
Video of the Day Gallstones are small, round objects that usually appear in your gall bladder.
They can cause a range of problems and are found in up to 1 per cent of the population.
Gallstones can cause symptoms that include a dry or rough stools, pain in the upper or lower part of the abdomen, and abdominal pain.
You may also notice: your symptoms don’t improve or you have more frequent episodes of pain or discomfort.
Your symptoms are most likely to improve over time.
You can tell if you have the disease by seeing the gallstones in a test kit.
The Gallstones test will tell your GP if you: have a positive test result for gallstone proteins A positive result means you have found gallstones In the test kit, you’ll also be asked to fill in a questionnaire.
If all the answers are positive, you have an infection.
This is the most common diagnosis for gallstones but it is not always the diagnosis.
You will also be given a referral from your GP to a blood specialist.
Your GP may also refer you to a laboratory for further tests to find out more about the condition.
If the tests all show a positive outcome, your gallstone diagnosis can be confirmed.
If it is confirmed, your specialist will advise your GP about what steps they can take.
If they are not able to do anything, you may need to: take medication and ask for a test to control the gallstone Symptoms of gallstone infection are: pain in your upper or bottom part of abdomen, or in your lower abdomen