Calprotectin Gut Inflammation Test
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
- Mucus in Stool
- Gassiness or Bloating
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
We are delighted to provide a portion of our proceeds to the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to finding cures for Crohn's & Colitis and improving the quality of those living with these diseases. To learn more about the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation, please visit their website:
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Intended for the quantitative measurement of fecal calprotectin in human stool. The test aids in the diagnosis of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), specifically Crohn's disease (CD) and ulcerative colitis (UC) and aids in the differentiation of IBD from irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) in conjunction with other laboratory and clinical findings.
Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)
Ulcerative Colitis (UC)
Crohn's Disease (CD)
The Fastest, Most Accurate
Diagnosis Tool for Gut Inflammation
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
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.
IBS and IBD
Based on the levels of calprotectin present, we can differentiate between IBS (normal levels) and IBD (elevated levels).
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.
Collect and Send
It takes only five minutes.
Our test is a colorimetric, microtiter plate-based enzyme linked immuno-sorbent assay that uses monoclonal antibodies (mAb) highly specific to calprotectin.
Results will be uploaded to our portal and available for review by you and your provider.
Frequently Asked Questions
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.
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.
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.
How it Works
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.
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.
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