Calprotectin: Bowel Inflammation Test
Who this test is for
In people presenting with lower abdominal pain or discomfort, bloating, or change in bowel habit. This test detects indirect signs of inflammation.
Faecal calprotectin test helps to distinguish between inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD) and non-inflammatory bowel diseases, such as irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)
- Bowel inflammation such as IBD: Calprotectin level is raised
- Symptoms include: Frequent bouts of diarrhoea, rectal bleeding, abdominal pain, weight loss or fever
- Functional bowel condition such as IBS: calprotectin level is not detected
- Symptoms include: Abdominal pain, bloating, excessive wind, diarrhoea or constipation.
What is being measured?
Stool sample, minimum 10 gr.
See instructions inside test kit for details.
5 working days after receipt of sample.