From a fecal sample, a non-invasive calprotectin test can be used as a first measure of screening for IBD. In general, high levels of fecal calprotectin is used as an indicator of intestinal inflammation. If you are interested in incorporating fecal calprotectin testing into your work, all you need is to ensure your samples are stored at -80 and shipped to our lab on dry ice. See our support page for more information on shipping samples.
Calprotectin is extracted from stool according to the BÜHLMANN fCALTM ELISA Calprotectin assay and measured fluorometrically in a microtiter.
Outputs are recorded and normalized as a single value (concentration of calprotectin) per sample.