Calprotectin Products for Patient Self-Testing

IBDoc Calprotectin Home Test
IBDoc Calprotectin Home Test

Introducing IBDoc® Calprotectin Home Test

Alpha Laboratories has expanded the offering of Calprotectin tests with the launch of the BÜHLMANN IBDoc® which is the first CE marked Calprotectin home test. Utilising sophisticated technology contained within smartphones, the IBDoc enables patients to perform quantitative calprotectin tests at home.

Under the guidance of clinicians, regular monitoring is now possible for IBD patients in the comfort of their own home. This approach allows for a customised, patient centric approach for therapy and disease management helping to predict possible relapse and assisting with therapy optimisation.

  • The IBDoc calprotectin home test provides excellent correlation with laboratory based tests ensuring continuity of results wherever the test is performed
  • Quantitative measurement of calprotectin in the range 30 – 1000µg/g
  • All components contained within the kit to perform a test with simple instructions:
    •  Pictorial IFU guide
    •  Two stool collection papers
    •  Camera calibration card/ reading template
    •  CALEX value extraction device
    •  Individually sealed test cassette
  • Phone calibrated to ensure the same result is given

The IBDoc Portal is a secure, encrypted, user friendly application for clinical professionals to manage their IBD patients. Each patient test profile can be tailored by the clinician:

  • Threshold values for the traffic light system
  • Choose for the patient to see the traffic light interpretation, the actual calprotectin value or hide the result completely
  • Set the frequency of the tests for the patient

IBDoc® FAQs

Is the IBDoc available over the counter?
No, it is only available through clinicians

What phones can the IBDoc be used with?
The IBDoc can only be used with approved phones. The list is continuously updated and currently includes :

  • iPhone 4S
  • iPhone 5
  • iPhone 5C
  • iPhone 5S
  • iPhone 6
  • iPhone 6 Plus
  • iPhone 6s
  • iPhone 7
  • iPhone 7 Plus
  • iPhone SE
  • iPod Touch 5th Generation
  • Samsung Galaxy S3
  • Samsung Galaxy S4
  • Samsung Galaxy S5
  • Samsung Galaxy S5 mini
  • Samsung Galaxy S6
  • Samsung Galaxy S7
  • Samsung Galazy S7 Edge
  • Samsung Galaxy S8
  • Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus
  • Samsung Galaxy A3 (2014 & 2016)
  • Samsung Galaxy A5
  • Samsung Galaxy Core Prime LTE
  • HTC One (M7)
  • LG G3
  • LG G4
  • Sony Xperia Z3 compact
  • Sony Xperia Z4 compact
  • Sony Xperia XA
  • Huawei P8 Lite
  • Huawei P10
  • Huawei Nexus 6P
  • OnePlus 3T


What if I upgrade my phone?
If the phone is changed to another approved phone from the list then the same user ID and password will apply. The local results history will be lost as this is stored on the phone, however it is still visible in the portal

What happens if I don’t have a WiFi connection?
The result is stored until WiFi is re-established and then the result is sent to the portal

How secure is the data?
There is a two way encrypted communication between the App and the portal with test results backed daily. No patient information is visible to anyone other than the clinic

What level are the traffic light thresholds set at?

The categories are defaulted to:

Level Colour
<100 ug/g Green
100 – 300 ug/g Amber
>300 ug/g Red

The levels are customisable by the clinician for each individual patient.


What happens if I get a red result?
Contact the clinic in the morning using the information provided under the help/ contact information section for advice