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Floré Calprotectin Gut Inflammation Test

Floré Calprotectin Gut Inflammation Test

Find Out if You Have IBS or IBD


Find out if you have IBS or IBD with our Calprotectin Gut Inflammation Test.

What is calprotectin?

Calprotectin is a protein that is found in bodily fluids and helps aid in the diagnosis of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD).

You should take this test if you’re suffering from*:

  • Chronic and constant abdominal pain
  • Constipation/Diarrhea
  • Mucus in Stool
  • Gassiness or Bloating
  • Nausea
Why is important to know the difference between IBD and IBS?

IBD is classified as a disease whereas IBS is classified as a syndrome. IBS does not cause inflammation and rarely requires hospitalization, but IBD can cause destructive inflammation and permanent damage to the intestines. IBD also increases your risk for colon cancer, IBS does not.

*symptoms indicated by crohnscolitisfoundation.org

What is the Floré Calprotectin Gut Inflammation Test?

Diagnoses inflammation within your gut through the quantitative measurement of fecal calprotectin in your stool. This test aids in the diagnosis of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), specifically Crohn's disease (CD) and ulcerative colitis (UC) and can help differentiate IBD from irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), in conjunction with other laboratory and clinical findings.

Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)

Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)

Ulcerative Colitis (UC)

Crohn's Disease (CD)

The Fastest, Most Accurate Diagnosis Tool for Gut Inflammation

Gut Health Test Results

Get Your Results in as Little as 3 Days

In 3 business days from sample receipt, results will be released and available for review. No third-party labs, all done in-house at Floré Laboratories.

The Highest Level of Accuracy

Our Calprotectin testing has a diagnostic accuracy with an AUC of 0.9333 of 1.0. Along with the highest level of precision with 93.3% sensitivity.
Gut stomach

Differentiates Between IBS and IBD

Based on the levels of calprotectin present, we can differentiate between IBS (normal levels) and IBD (elevated levels).

The Process

Our clinical lab will send out the needed collection materials for processing of your sample. Once you return the sample, we will take it from there.

1. Collect and Send

It only takes five minutes.
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Collect and Send

2. Your Sample Analysis

Our test is a colorimetric, microtiter plate-based enzyme linked immuno-sorbent assay that uses monoclonal antibodies (mAb) highly specific to calprotectin.

Your Sample Analysis

3. Review Results

Results will be uploaded to our portal and available for review by you and your provider.

Gut Health Test Results

How Does It Work?

In inflammatory bowel disease, neutrophils, monocytes, and macrophages (immune cells) release Calprotectin from their cytosol (cell insides). These immune cells either release Calprotectin on the opposite side of your intestinal tract opening (lamina propria) or the immune cells migrate across the epithelial cell layer (cells lining your gut) and into your intestinal tract (gut lumen) and then release Calprotectin. As a result, this inflammatory event triggers an increase of Calprotectin in your gut. The Calprotectin is then detected in your stool through the Floré Calprotectin Test.

Differentiating Between IBS and IBD

Intestinal inflammation is associated with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and with some bacterial gastrointestinal (GI) infections, but it is not associated with many other disorders that affect bowel function and cause similar symptoms. Calprotectin can be used to help distinguish between inflammatory and non-inflammatory conditions.
How long does it take to get my test results?
Once Floré Laboratories receives your sample we will update the webportal and mobile app with the status and processing of your sample. Our stated turnaround time from sample receipt is 3 business days.
What are the limitations of the test?
  • Test results should be interpreted in conjunction with information available from clinical assessment of the patient and other diagnostic procedures.
  • Fecal calprotectin results may not be clinically applicable to children less than 4 years of age.
  • Patients taking non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAID) may have elevated fecal calprotectin levels.
  • Patients with granulocytopenia may have false negative results due to bone marrow depression.
  • Patients with IBD fluctuate between active (inflammatory) and inactive stages of the disease. These stages must be considered when interpreting results of the fecal calprotectin assay.
Where does my sample get processed?
Your sample is processed by Sun Genomics, Inc. – a wholly owned CLIA Certified CAP accredited lab called Floré Laboratories. In the laboratory, we implemented a quality management process that involves the entire testing process: pre-analytical, analytical (testing), and post-analytical (reporting) processes to ensure timely and accurate results.