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IBDoc® Calprotectin Home Testing

Supporting New Standards of Care for IBD with the first CE marked Calprotectin Patient Self-Test

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IBDoc provides a customised, patient centric approach for management of disease and therapy.

Easy as 1-2-3 

The new BÜHLMANN IBDoc® system, now available from Alpha Laboratories, provides sophisticated technology that enables your IBD patients to perform quantitative calprotectin testing themselves, in just three easy steps, reading the results using their smartphones.

  1. Process the sample with the CALEX® Valve extraction device.
  2. Apply the extracted sample to the calprotectin cassette
  3. Use the smartphone CalApp® to read and calculate the result and send it to the gastroenterologist via the secure IBDoc® Portal.

More Regular Patient Monitoring

IBDoc provides a practical way for more frequent monitoring of patients in the privacy of their own home.

Under the guidance of clinicians, more regular patient monitoring can help predict potential relapse and assist in therapy optimisation. This approach allows for a customised, patient centric approach for management of disease and therapy.

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IBDoc Calprotectin Home Test Step 1
1. Prepare the Test 
To start the test procedure the patient logs into the downloaded CalApp® on their smartphone with their IBDoc® account username and password.  They then collect a stool sample with the easy to use faecal collection paper sheet included in the IBDoc® Test Kit.

IBDoc Calprotectin Home Test Step 2
2. Extract the Sample
The sampling pin of the CALEX® Valve extraction device is dipped into the stool sample a few times with a twisting motion. This collects a defined amount of stool in the grooves of the CALEX® Valve pin. The pin is placed back into the tube through the upper funnel.

IBDoc Calprotectin Home Test Step 3
3. Load the Test Cassette
The CALEX® Valve tube is applied onto the test cassette and a precise amount of extract is released by turning the lever. After a few seconds, when the membrane strip of the cassette gets visibly soaked, the lever is closed.

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4 Read the Test Cassette
 
Results are read using the smartphone camera. Placing the camera above the cassette focuses and automatically takes a picture. The image is analysed through a sophisticated image processor and a quantitative result is calculated by the CalApp®.

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5 Save the Test Result

Using a traffic light code system the result is classified as NORMAL, MODERATE, or HIGH. All the results performed on one smartphone are saved locally and can be accessed at any future time.

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6 Doctor Is Notified
The result taken with the CalApp® is automatically transferred to the IBDoc® Portal and the patient’s doctor is immediately notified. Depending on the test result the doctor can communicate with the patient to advise on further therapeutic steps to be taken.

IBDoc

  • First CE marked Calprotectin Home Test
  • Excellent correlation with laboratory based tests
  • Quantitative rapid test with measurement of calprotectin in the range 30 – 1000µg/g
  • Simple sample preparation devices minimises pre-analytical errors
  • All components contained within the kit to perform a test with simple instructions
    Pictorial IFU guide
    Two stool collection papers
    Camera calibration card/ reading template
    CALEX value extraction device
    Individually sealed test cassette
  • User friendly App with Phone calibration

Easy Sample Extraction and Dispensing

The CALEX® Valve allows patients to process their own samples without the need for vortex mixing, centrifuging or pipetting. The valve at the base of the device dispenses a precise amount of liquid onto the lateral flow test device. After 12 minutes the calprotectin assay result is read using the smartphone and the data is transmitted to the clinician via a secure web portal.

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Personal Portal for Direct Management by the Clinican

The IBDoc Portal is a secure, encrypted, user friendly application for clinical professionals to manage their IBD patients.
Each patient test profile can be tailored by the clinician:

  • Threshold values for the traffic light system
  • Choose for the patient to see the traffic light interpretation, the actual calprotectin value or hide the results completely
  • Set the frequency of the tests for the patient.

Excellent Correlation of Results 

IBDoc provides consistent results that correlate with other BÜHLMANN Calprotectin assays:

  1. BÜHLMANN Quantum Blue® fCAL
  2. BÜHLMANN fCAL® ELISA
  3. BÜHLMANN fCAL® turbo

IBDoc Correlation of Results

  • Calprotectin Patient Self-Testing in Practice

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    IBDoc Patient Feedback from Trials at Mercy Hospital, Cork

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  • Calprotectin Revolution and Evolution

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  • Home Smart-phone Based Measurement of Fecal Calprotectin by IBD patients

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    Ungar B. et al Poster ECCO 2017

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  • Home testing for faecal calprotectin: follow-up results from the first UK trial

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    Raker et al. King's College NHST Poster ECCO 2017

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  • Home vs Hospital-based Analysis of Stool Calprotectin Comparison of Two Monitoring Methods

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    Heida A. et al. Poster ECCO 2017

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  • Home-testing of faecal calprotectin using the IBDoc™ system: a comparative pilot study

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    King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

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  • Hope on the Horizon for IBD Patients

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    Crohn’s sufferer Lee Stanley from Manchester discusses his drive for calprotectin self-testing

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  • IBDoc Brochure

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    A Step Forward Towards Patient Empowerment

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  • IBDoc® Calprotectin Home Test Flyer

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  • IBD Management - Power to the Patient

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    • Uploaded on: 15/03/2016

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  • IBDoc Instructions for Use

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  • IBDoc Quick Guide Version 1.3

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  • Usability of a Home-based Test for the Measurement of Fecal Calprotectin in IBD Patients

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    Poster from ECCO 2017

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  • Usability Study of a Smartphone-Based Calprotectin Home Test

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  • Usability study of a smartphone-based patient monitoring system measuring Calprotectin for therapy follow-up

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  • Validation of a smartphone-based patient monitoring system measuring calprotectin as the therapy follow-up marker

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Colitis Monitoring Could Soon Start at Home
Gastroenterology and Endoscopy News: AUGUST 2015 | VOLUME: 66:8

Home-testing of faecal calprotectin using the IBDoc™ system: a comparative pilot study
Parr, H et al. King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Poster: BSG 2016,

An evaluation of patient satisfaction with IBDoc calprotectin home test system
Fitzgerald et al. Mercy University Hospital, Cork, Ireland: ECCO 2-17 Abstract N804

Usability of a home-based test for the measurement of fecal calprotectin in asymptomatic IBD patients
Bello et al. Dig Liver Dis. 2017 May 19. pii: S1590-8658(17)30886-1

CalApp® is the smartphone app used with the IBDoc® Calprotectin Home Test. It is available for Android and iOS devices*.
As part of the IBDoc® System, CalApp® has been validated for the smartphones listed here.

*CalApp® is not available for download on non-validated phones and technical specifications or model nomenclature might differ in different countries.

Supported Apple Devices

Device Name  Model Number
iPhone 4s iPhone4,1
iPhone 5 iPhone5,1
iPhone 5s iPhone5,2
iPhone 5c iPhone5,3/iPhone5,4
iPhone 6 iPhone7,2
iPhone 6 plus iPhone7,1
iPhone 6s iPhone8,1
iPod Touch 5th Generation iPhone5G

Download the App 

Supported Samsung Devices 

Device Name  Model Number
Galaxy S3 GT-I9300/
GT-I9300I
Galaxy S4 GT-I9505/
GT-I9515
Galaxy S5 SM-G900F
Galaxy S5mini GT-I8200N
Galaxy S6 SM-G920F
Galaxy A3 (2014) SM-A300FU
Galaxy A3 (2016) SM-A310F
Galaxy A5 SM-A500FU
Galaxy Core Prime LTE SM-G360F

Download the App 

Other Supported Devices

HTC One (M7)
Huawei P8 Lite Model ALE-L21
LGE G3 Model LG-D855
LGE G4 Model LG-H815
Sony Xperia Z3compact Model E5823
Sony Xperia Z4compact Model D5803

 

 

The IBDoc® Portal is the web portal used by clinicians to help manage their IBDoc® patients and can be accessed via any standard web browser under www.ibdoc-portal.net.

IBDoc Portal Minimal System Requirements

Operating System Software Version
iOS 5 or higher
Android 4 or higher
Web browser** Software Version
Chrome  20 or higher
Firefox  16 or higher
Internet Explorer 8 or higher
Safari 5 or higher
Microsoft Edge 1 or higher
Opera 20 or higher

 

IBDoc Frequently Asked Questions

  • Is the IBDoc available over the counter?
         No, it is only available through clinicians

 

  • What if I upgrade my phone?
         If the phone is changed to another approved phone from the list then the same user ID and password will apply. 
         The local results history will be lost as this is stored on the phone, however it is still visible in the portal

 

  • What happens if I don’t have a WiFi connection?
         The result is stored until WiFi is re-established and then the result is sent to the portal

 

  • How secure is the data?
         There is a two way encrypted communication between the App and the portal with test results backed daily.
         No patient information is visible to anyone other than the clinic

 

  • What level are the traffic light thresholds set at?
         The categories are defaulted to:

IBDoc Thresholds

                  The levels are customisable by the clinician for each individual patient

  •  What happens if I get a red result?
         Contact the clinic using the information provided under the help/ contact information section for advice.

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