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Name calprotectin
Specimen requirements 5 g of stool
Collection instructions Make sure there is no contamination with toilet water during sampling!
Clinical utility Differentiation between inflammatory and functional intestinal diseases,
ruling out irritable bowel syndrome,
suspicions of a chronic-inflammatory intestinal disease (ulcerative colitis, Crohn’s disease, diverticulitis),
estimating the inflammatory activity in chronic-inflammatory intestinal diseases such as ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease (surge of activity),
therapy monitoring with chronic-inflammatory intestinal diseases, early detection of remission and recurrence
Methodology ELISA
Reference ranges < 50 mg/kg
Diagnostic recommendation sensitive marker for gastrointestinal inflammation