Join The Calprotectin Community

Join The Calprotectin Community

Whether you are an IBD patient, healthcare professional or carry out laboratory testing we hope these topics will provide helpful information and allow you to share and discuss your tips and experiences with fellow members of our new forum.


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Calprotectin Testing Support Throughout the COVID-19 Pandemic

Calprotectin Testing Support Throughout the COVID-19 Pandemic

BÜHLMANN has a range of technologies available for calprotectin testing that can be used as alternatives during this time, so to assist you please explore the useful links, videos and literature that we have provided.


Online Resources to Help You and Your IBD Patients

Calprotectin Self-Testing

Calprotectin Self-Testing

As part of the BÜHLMANN Calprotectin test range, Alpha Laboratories offers the IBDoc®, which is a reliable and easy to use smartphone based remote care solution and is the next step to improve the quality of care and quality of life of IBD patients.


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Quantum Blue® Therapeutic Drug Monitoring for IBD Patients

Quantum Blue® Therapeutic Drug Monitoring for IBD Patients

The BÜHLMANN Quantum Blue® Infliximab and Adalimumab assays are the first rapid tests to measure trough level in patient’s serum, allowing timely decision making for dose adjustments before the next administration.


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Freedom Through Diagnosis

Freedom Through Diagnosis

Reliable non-invasive differentiation between IBD and IBS. Faecal Calprotectin is an established protein biomarker that is helping to improve patient care and save money for the NHS.


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One Test or One Thousand

One Test or One Thousand

Alpha Laboratories offers the widest range of test formats for the measurement of human faecal Calprotectin in the UK. From single point of care tests to high throughput open access laboratory assays, you can trust our experience to help you find the best way for your testing regime and your patients.


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What is Calprotectin?

Calprotectin is a protein biomarker that indicates the migration of neutrophils to the intestinal mucosa, occuring during inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). It is used to distinguish between IBD and non-inflammatory disorders and to monitor IBD disease activity. It helps improve patient care and reduce health care costs by screening out patients with Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), thus preventing the need for unnecessary endoscopy procedures.

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Calprotectin Assays

Whether you want to perform the test within Primary Care, in the Gastroenterology Clinic or the Hospital Laboratory, or even empower your patients to test themselves, Alpha Laboratories offers the widest range of test formats for the measurement of Human Faecal Calprotectin in the UK.
From individual home kits up to high throughput automated analysis we can support your calprotectin testing needs.

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Benefits of  Calprotectin Tests

The NHS Centre for Evidence-based Purchasing concluded in 2010 that using calprotectin tests for differentiating between IBS and Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) supports improvements in patient management and offers substantial cost savings.
Since 2013 NICE has recommended calprotectin tests to support clinicians with the differential diagnosis of IBD or irritable IBS in adults with recent onset lower gastrointestinal symptoms.

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Recent Calprotectin Resources


Step by step instructions for IBDoc®

New Packaging Format – From May 2020

Featured Products


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