I went to the doctor for an appointment and mentioned my IBS/ functional bowel disorder-diarrea to him. He ordered up a passel of blood tests, including Comprehensive Metabolic Panel; CBC with diff with platelet; helicobacter pylori IgG; Amylase; Lipase Assay, and a urinalysis. Are these ones regularly ordered for a first look into IBS symptoms? Another question I have is which ones would you consider most important/beneficial? I am considering, due to the cost of the tests, only having a few done, and am wondering which ones would be better to have results from/ which ones I could leave off. Just an observation/vent: he told me what I'm sure is the standard response to a pt saying they think they have IBS- be sure you get enough fiber, exercise, etc. Ug. Fiber is my enemy!!! I said diarrea!! Also, he left the exam room for a few minutes after talking to me and before listening to my lungs, etc. I have a strong suspicion that he hurried out to look up what he's supposed to say, look for, and order for tests. He's a general practitioner, so I know not a specialist, but it still sits a bit off with me, even suspecting that that's what he was doing. Anyway, thanks for listening!And TIA for any info/advice on what tests to get/not get!!