Calprotectin is a protein expressed mainly by myeloid cells. It recruits monocytes to the site of inflammation and is thus believed to be a mediator of chronic inflammation. Faecal calprotectin is a reliable differentiating marker for IBD and IBS in a non-invasive stool test. Monitoring levels of faecal calprotectin can also help determine the efficacy of clinical interventions in IBD management.
Calprotectin can be ordered as a standalone profile, but it is also included in the GI EcologiX gastrointestinal health and microbiome profile for a comprehensive analysis of gut and digestive health.
Sample type: Stool
Turnaround time: 15 working days
Lab: Invivo Diagnostics