Patient organisation comments
A spokesperson for Crohn's and Colitis UK, a UK health charity that supports people affected by Crohn's disease, thought the test could change the way patients with Crohn's disease are treated by identifying the most effective treatment as early as possible. The test might also reduce the need to experiment with other drug treatment options that have potentially harmful side effects. They noted diagnostics of this type do not currently exist and they could reduce the need for surgery. There are limited treatment options for those with Crohn's disease and a lot of unmet need.