Leading Edge 2022 Issue 2

Turbo Charge Your Faecal Testing The BÜHLMANN fCAL® turbo and fPELA assays will revolutionise your faecal calprotectin and elastase testing, with a streamlined workflow. www.alphalabs.co.uk 5  Same CALEX® extraction for both assays: One extraction two tests  CALEX® can be given to patients for sample collection  Ambient, fridge and freezer stability for a flexible return to laboratory workflow  Wide assay range provides valuable clinical insight and keeps dilutions to a minimum - Calprotectin: 20 – 2000µg/g (autodilute to 8000µg/g) - Elastase: 10 - 500µg/g  Time to first result is 10 minutes, with further results every few seconds  Protocols available for most clinical chemistry analysers including Abbott, Beckman, Roche, Siemens as well as stand-alone options  Calibrators, controls and reagents are all in a stable, ready to use format and they don’t need to be lot matched For more details visit www.calprotectin.co.uk Improved EQA One of the primary reasons for switching was the EQA performance and this has improved immensely with no differences in interpretation from the group consensus since switching to the fPELA. For those hospitals currently using an ELISA method for their elastase I would say, trust me, change to the turbo method and it will change your life. It will save you time, it will save you effort, it will save you everything not just for yourself but for your MLA and BMS staff, the clinical team and the patients who are awaiting the results on the other side - it is literally a game changer. For more information, visit our website alphalabs.co.uk/elastase the team at Manchester Spire The Blood Sciences Team at Spire Manchester Hospital