Calprotectin Ascites lateral flow test cartridges are intended for quantification of calprotectin in ascites fluid using the Quantum Blue® platform. Patients suffering from liver cirrhosis or other diseases accompanied by ascites accumulation in the peritoneum may be at risk of developing spontaneous bacterial peritonitis (SBP). Measuring calprotectin in ascites samples is used as a rapid marker for elevated polymorphonuclear cell count which could aid in the diagnosis of SBP and is ideal for a clinic or point of care setting.
LF-ASC25 is read using the Quantum Blue™; first or second generation readers
Sample Type: Ascites
Sample volume: 20µl
Test time: 12 minutes
Assay Range: 0.19 - 1.9µg/ml
< 0.51µg/ml PMN counts>250 rarely occur
>/=0.51µg/ml PMN counts >250 potentially possible
Each lateral flow device is individually sealed to ensure the quality of the device until the point of use.