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Faecal Testing Calprotectin: A Marker for Inflammatory Disease Application Overview Calprotectin allows for non-invasive differentiation between Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) and Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS). Calprotectin is a proven biomarker for IBD, such as Ulcerative Colitis (UC) and Crohn’s Disease (CD), when levels are raised in faecal samples. IBD require further investigation by colonoscopy, treatment regimes and can be the precursor to fatal intestinal cancers. IBS (functional disease) does not have an inflammatory component and can be treated by changes in lifestyle and diet. Typically, IBS does not require colonoscopy and/or treatment regimes. A faecal calprotectin assay differentiates between IBD and IBS in patients who present with gastrointestinal symptoms (e.g. abdominal pain, constipation). Calprotectin is markedly elevated in inflammatory diseases, but low in functional diseases or normal subjects. 264 Calprotectin Assays Pricing and Online Ordering at www.alphalabs.co.uk n freephone order 0800 387732 n buy online at www.alphalabs.co.uk


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