Calprotectin is a simple, reliable, non-invasive test that can be used as often as needed for the following uses;
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- It is the noninvasive “test of choice” for making a distinction between Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) and Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD).
- Determining disease activity and risk of relapse in Inflammatory Bowel disease while assessing the level of mucosal healing
- It is a useful test for a Nutritional Therapist as it can assist in the selection of patients with abdominal symptoms who may require further diagnostic procedures.
- Predicting relapse in patients with the Inflammatory Bowel Disease, allowing an objective marker to help a medical practitioner decide when to treat.
Calprotectin is a reliable marker for the presence of infectious, inflammatory or malignant disease.
What is being measured
Levels of calprotectin in the stool
Age range this test is suitable for
Before Taking this Test
Before Taking this Test
Avoid use of non-steroidal anti- inflammatories and aspirin (for 2 days)
Do not stop any prescribed medication without the supervision of your doctor
See instructions inside test kit for more details
You will need to send your sample back to the lab via a next day postal service – If you are in the UK, Royal mail offer a suitable next day service. If you are outside of the UK then please check with your postal service for options. The cost of the test does not cover the return postage.
Please note that samples should only be posted on Monday – Thursday so that they do not arrive over the weekend when the lab is closed.
A courier returns option is offered by the lab and details will be included in with your test kit. This is an optional service and the cost is not included in with the test fee. Details about payment, should you wish to take up this offer, are included with the courier details.
It is possible to order this test on its own or it is included in a more comprehensive stool test.
All sample reports are for representational and educational purposes only. Biomarkers, references ranges, results, and all other data may differ from actual reports. All data included in no way represents an actual patient. Any comparisons of results to actual patients, is completely incidental.