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Calprotectin Test for IBS and Colitis £74.98

    Key benefits

  • Take your sample at home and post to us for testing
  • Stool test detects Calprotectin, a marker of inflammation
  • IBS is not associated with inflammation - test will be negative
  • Colitis is defined as an inflammatory bowel disease - test will be positive
  • Test interpreted by Medical Pathologist
  • Results in 24-48 hours
  • Who is this test for?

    Griping-painAnyone with symptoms of IBS such as griping, episodic abdominal pains. frequent or loose stools or abdominal discomfort of unknown cause. If you have been diagnosed with colitis (ulcerative colitis or Crohn's disease) then it can be useful to know how active your condition is to be able to adjust your treatment accordingly. The numerical test is best for this.

    How the Calprotectin test works?

    Inflamed-bowelCalprotectin is a marker of inflammation; the higher the Calprotectin level in the stool, the more inflammation is present in the bowel wall. Colitis is defined by inflammation in the bowel wall so the Calprotectin level is high in the stool of people with active colitis. Inflammation is not associated with IBS so IBS sufferers will have a low or undetectable level of Calprotectin. Calprotectin is a protein present in inflammatory cells (neutrophil polymorphonuclear leucocytes). The enzyme can be detected from a small stool sample.

    Numerical test or 'positive-negative' test?

    Calprotectin results graphFor people with suspected IBS or for monitoring a person known to have colitis the numerical Calprotectin test is ideal. When the level is over 60 you will be able to compare with previous and subsequent levels to see how active the colitis is. For example, if the Calprotectin level was previously 100 and 6 months later had risen to 200 you would know that your treatment may need to be adjusted.

     

Buy the Calprotectin Stool Test

The test cost includes everything you need to take the test and return your sample (testing carried out by The Doctors Laboratory, Whitfield Street, London). There are no hidden costs.

Calprotectin (Numerical test for monitoring colitis or Crohn's disease) £69.00 + £4.99 post and packing

Checklist: Before you buy

Check 1

  • This test is not suitable for children under the age of 8
  • Not suitable for testing of liquid stool ie. diarrhoea is not suitable, it needs to be a formed stool
  • Please return your sample straight after taking it forbest results (stable for up to one week at room temperature)
    Yes You can take any medications without affecting the test


    Unknown If you are not sure that the Calprotectin test is the right test for you email us for advice

     

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