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Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) Test

Faecal Calprotectin Rapid Test
  • Simple one step lateral flow test to detect Calprotectin in faeces.
  • Quick lateral flow cassette and easy to use specimen collection tube.
  • At-home test with results in just 5 minutes.
  • Detects levels as low as 50 ug/g.

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At-home test

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The at-home Calprotectin Test gives a rapid indication of inflammatory gastrointestinal disorders aiding the possible diagnosis of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and eliminating irritable bowel syndrome as a cause of similar symptoms. Early detection of IBD is an effective strategy to avoid disease progression. There are two types of IBD, which are Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis.

Currently, there is no definitive test for irritable bowel syndrome, however inflammatory bowel disease may require more invasive investigations such as a colonoscopy. People often confuse IBS and IBD, both are gut illnesses and have very common symptoms, but they require very different treatments.

Faecal Calprotectin is used to distinguish IBD from IBS or other functional disorders and is one of the most sensitive (approximately 90%) biomarkers for IBD. It is a useful, non-invasive screening method that can sometimes mean avoiding unnecessary endoscopies and consultation time with doctors. Other serological tests cannot measure bowel inflammation and can be influenced by a variety of other non-intestinal conditions.

The amount of Calprotectin in faeces relatively correlates with intestinal inflammation, and as a general rule, the higher the Calprotectin level – the more severe the inflammation can be due to bacterial and parasitic infections.

Purchase and Delivery

Following the simple and secure payment process, you will receive free delivery of our CE-approved Sample Collection Kit within 3 working days including simple instructions on how to complete your test.

Sample and Results

In the box, full instructions are provided on how to collect the sample, perform the test, and get your results in just 5 minutes.

Customer Satisfaction

Customer satisfaction is surveyed on every purchase via our own survey and through TrustedShops. Test cancellations are free if cancelled before distribution.

Symptoms you might be suffering from:

Monitoring your Calprotectin levels on a regular basis can check gastrointestinal conditions, detect early IBD, or monitor IBD treatment. Reasons for using this test include:

  • Persistent loose stools
  • Abdominal pain
  • Rectal bleeding/bloody stools
  • Weight loss
  • Fatigue
  • Cramps or stomach swelling
  • Bowel urgency
  • Family history of IBD

Concentrated levels of Calprotectin will show as a positive test result on the test region (T) of the cassette and the more intense the colour, the higher the concentration of Calprotectin in the sample which can indicate IBD.

The results can then be used to seek further medical treatment and to implement healthier lifestyle choices depending on the body’s condition.

1 x Test Cassette
1 x Specimen Collection Tube with Extraction Buffer included.
1 x Instructions
1 x Paper Stool Catcher

Note: You will require a method to time the process.