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Test Details

Lab Company: Gemelli Biotech
Sample Type: Whole Blood
Collection Location: In Lab (Phlebotomy Required)

ibs-smart is a blood test that can help determine if you have a specific type of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) with a diarrheal component (IBS-D and IBS-M). This test measures the levels of two antibodies, anti-CdtB and anti-vinculin, which are known to be elevated in patients with this type of IBS.

Key Details

  • Sample collection must be performed by a phlebotomist.

    • You may need to pay a separate fee for phlebotomy.

  • Hydrate before your blood draw.

Preparation & Timing

  • Sample collection must be performed by a phlebotomist.

    • Resources for scheduling and preparing for your blood draw can be found HERE.

    • You can find a list of Gemelli Biotech-recommended phlebotomists HERE.

  • Hydrate before your blood draw.

Collection Instructions

  1. Read this article to prepare for your blood draw.

  2. Complete your test requisition form.

  3. Bring the following items with you to your blood draw appointment.

    1. Test kit

    2. Completed test requisition form

  4. The phlebotomist will collect, prepare, and ship your sample for you.

Requisition & Payment

  • Your kit has been prepaid. You may need to pay a separate fee for phlebotomy.

  • You must complete your requisition form and send it back with your samples.

    • Since you pre-paid for your tests, you do not need to fill in any payment information on this form.


  • Make a note of the tracking number on the return mailer so that you can track your sample back to the lab.

  • The phlebotomist will ship your sample for you using the materials provided in the test kit.


  • Results should be released to your provider 7 business days after samples are received at the lab. Rupa Health cannot guarantee processing time.

More Resources


Email Rupa Health at support@rupahealth.com or reach out via the chat in your patient portal.

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