Calprotectin Assay Range
Calprotectin is present in both plasma and faeces, but at 6-fold greater concentrations in the latter. In addition to calprotectin being a highly sensitive and specific marker for gut inflammation, it is also highly stable in faecal samples (up to 7 days when kept at 4C), making this protein a very practical biomarker.
Faecal Calprotectin Assays
Faecal calprotectin assays are regularly used to differentiate between IBD and IBS.
Alpha Labs is a specialist in faecal calprotectin testing and the extensive assay range includes options for point of care, low, medium and high throughput laboratory testing
Calprotectin in Serum
Calprotectin in serum is used as a surrogate marker for the presence of elevated polymorphonuclear cells. The test has been demonstrated to be useful in:
The management of care for arthritis patients
Patients with cardiovascular disease
In transplant patients