Calprotectin

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Also known as: Faecal Calprotectin; Stool Calprotectin
Formal name: Calprotectin

At a Glance

Why Get Tested?

To detect intestinal inflammation; to distinguish between inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and non-inflammatory bowel conditions (e.g. Irritable Bowel Syndrome, IBS); to monitor IBD activity

When to Get Tested?

When you have bloody or watery diarrhoea, abdominal cramps, with or without fever, lasting more than a few days

Sample Required?

A stool sample collected in a clean container

Test Preparation Needed?

None