Liquid Elastase Samples

To Test, or Not to Test? That is The Question… Alison Jones, Consultant Clinical Biochemist, York and Scarborough NHS Foundation Trust It is well documented that liquid/watery stool samples should

Successful Integration of IBDoc® Fecal Calprotectin Home Test into an HL7 Hospital Remote Monitoring System: Flarometer

An interview with Prof. Dr. Patrick van Rheenen University Medical Center Groningen, The Netherlands Can you introduce yourself and your organization? My name is Patrick van Rheenen and I work

Patient home collection of a faecal sample using a CALEX® device

Collecting a faecal sample at home can seem a daunting process. This demonstration using the CALEX® Device outlines the best practice for collection, based on your sample type and what

CALEX Instead of Stool Pots – The Patients’ Opinion

Ailsa Ralph, NHS Trainee Clinical Scientist With the onset of COVID one of the big challenges faced by many hospitals was having sufficient access to biosafety cabinets for sample handling,

Calprotectin Home Testing – What do the patients think?

Kezia Allen, Associate Practitioner – Clinical Trials, Basildon Hospital The demands on healthcare resources continue to escalate, with the COVID pandemic having exacerbated the existing pressures from an aging population

IBDoc® – Three easy steps for faecal sample collection at home

The IBDoc® test kit is outlined in this video. The kit allows for faecal calprotectin testing in the privacy of your own home, provides results in a timely fashion and

A Game Changer for Faecal Elastase Testing

Switching to the new fPELA turbo assay for improved workflow and efficiency Kaleem Fayyaz, Blood Sciences Team Leader, Spire Manchester Hospital Spire Healthcare is a leading UK independent hospital group.

Switching things up… Transitioning the BÜHLMANN fCAL® turbo for Calprotectin Testing

From the Siemens Advia 2400 to the Atellica Analyser Georgette Glover, Senior Biomedical Scientist, Biochemistry Department, Addenbrookes Hospital Addenbrookes Hospital has been using the BÜHLMANN calprotectin assays for a number

Understanding Calprotectin for IBDoc® Home Testing

IBDoc Calprotectin Home Test from BÜHLMANN – A guide on collecting samples using the CALEX device for patient self-testing.

Introduction of the Random Access Measuring BÜHLMANN fPELA® turbo on Roche cobas® 8000

An interview with Yvonne Schallberger, Bioanalytica, Lucerne, Switzerland Mrs. Schallberger decided to introduce the BÜHLMANN fPELA® turbo Test, that measures in random access as well as in batch mode the

Optimisation of Lab Processes by Introducing the BÜHLMANN fPELA® turbo on Beckman Coulter AU 5800

Testimonial from Angela Suter and Dr. Cyril Fuhrer, Synlab Suisse SA, Lucerne, Switzerland You are successfully performing routine faecal calprotectin measurements with the BÜHLMANN fCAL® turbo Assay on the Beckman

Successful Implementation of the BÜHLMANN fPELA® turbo on Roche cobas® c502

A report from Dr. Marc-Antoine Bagnoud*, Dianalabs in Geneva, Switzerland Dianalabs is a mid-sized private lab founded in 1988 in Geneva, Switzerland, and part of the large swiss lab network

Outsourcing Calprotectin Stool Pre-analytics to the Patient’s Home

Jacqui McGuire and Neil Syme, Consultant Clinical Biochemists, Department of Biochemistry, Monklands Hospital NHS Lanarkshire, to the east of Glasgow, is the third largest NHS Health Board in Scotland. It

Complementing Laboratory Calprotectin Monitoring with Patient Self-Testing

COVID has caused many changes in our day to day lives, with freedom and services intermittently restricted as the infection rates surge and abate. This pattern has also been evident

Investigating Gastrointestinal Disease in Gorillas

Bristol Zoo Gardens is a conservation and education charity founded by Henry Riley, a local physician and is the fifth oldest zoo in the world. It first opened its doors

A New Era in Pancreatic Elastase Testing

Launched in summer 2020, the new BÜHLMANN fPELA turbidimetric immunoassay for faecal pancreatic elastase, complements the popular calprotectin fCAL turbo assay, that is widely used across the UK. Using the

Why Wait for Results? The Benefits of Rapid and Point-of-Care Monitoring of Therapeutic Drugs

Biochemical testing to support clinical decision making is essential, but certain analytes are still not routinely tested in-house. For these, patient samples are sent away to a referral laboratory for

IBDoc® Home Calprotectin Test Correlation with Laboratory Results

The ongoing coronavirus pandemic means many patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) are identified as high-risk and need to shield. Thus, any opportunities to prevent the need for them to

Faecal Pancreatic Elastase – BÜHLMANN fPELA® turbo on cobas® c501

Dr. Jörg Oliver Thumfart, Labormedizinisches Zentrum Dr. Risch The Medical Laboratory Center Dr. Risch is a privately owned group of routine medical laboratories with 14 competence centres across Switzerland and

Efficient, Convenient and Hygienic Extraction of Stool Samples with BÜHLMANN CALEX® Cap

Weighing the sample is still considered the Gold-Standard sample extraction method for calprotectin. However, this is a time consuming and inconvenient method. Providing very high correlation to the weighing extraction

Sharing the Load of Faecal Calprotectin Sample Extraction

By Laura Bernstone, Principal Clinical Scientist, Clinical Biochemistry at County Durham and Darlington NHS Foundation Trust “Clinical Biochemistry at County Durham and Darlington NHS Foundation Trust is based on two

Delivering the Digital Future Today

Accelerating Remote Patient Monitoring During the COVID-19 Pandemic Demands on healthcare resources continue to escalate as our aging population is living longer, often with more long-term health conditions. Changes to

BÜHLMANN fPELA® turbo on cobas® c501

A report from Dr. Jörg Oliver Thumfart*, Labormedizinisches Zentrum Dr. Risch “We successfully introduced the automated, turbidimetric assay for fecal calprotectin, the BÜHLMANN fCAL® turbo, on our Roche cobas® c501

Things you only know if… Your partner has a chronic illness: Rose Stanley

In this humbling account, Rose Stanley, wife of long term Crohn’s sufferer Lee, shares her experiences of how, together, they tackle the daily challenges of living with the disease. It

Digital Health – How Technology Can Improve and Provide Personalised Patient Care

The recent merger of clinical services across Basildon, Southend and Broomfield, now forms the Mid and South Essex University Hospital Trust with a catchment population of 1.5 million. The Gastroenterology

Building on the Success of fCAL turbo… CALEX® Cap Brings Improved Workflow and New Multi Assay Functionality

As you may have seen from the NEQAS reports, the BÜHLMANN fCAL® turbo calprotectin assay is proving very popular, and its use has grown significantly over the last few years.

Switching from Phadia to BÜHLMANN for a More Efficient Calprotectin Service

The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals Foundation Trust is one of the largest NHS trusts in the UK, covering six hospitals. Elodie and her team in the department of blood sciences

A non-inferiority randomised clinical trial of the use of the smartphone-based health applications IBDsmart and IBDoc®in the care of inflammatory bowel disease patients

In this poster from ECCO 2019 Dr. Russell Walmsley describes his team’s study, that showed that the care for patient in a remote setting was not inferior to conventional care.

Head to Head Comparison of Three Stool Calprotectin Tests for Home Use

Faecal home tests are being used more frequently as part of the clinic routine. With several solutions from different manufacturers available there is a need to compare them in regard

My Year with IBDoc
My Year with IBDoc®

Lee Stanley, long term Crohn’s sufferer shares his experience of managing his disease with the help of calprotectin self-testing. “Having Crohn’s disease for twenty-seven years has taught me many things;

Calprotectin Self-Testing Four Years On

The Benefits for Patients and Healthcare Staff of Routine IBDoc® Use The Mercy University Hospital in Cork is a designated Gastroenterology Centre of Excellence and has one of the largest

A. Suter
Using the BÜHLMANN fCAL® turbo on Beckman Coulter AU5800 – A Report from SYNLAB

A Report of A. Suter* and Dr. C. Fuhrer** from SYNLAB *BMA HF/ Fachleiterin, **Head of Core Lab, FAMH Clinical Chemistry, NF hematology, microbiology and immunology; SYNLAB Suisse SA, Alpenquai

Experience of the BÜHLMANN fCAL® turbo on DxC 800, Beckman Coulter

A Report of Martina Kobelt* and Karin Jung**, Zentrum für Labormedizin, KS St. Gallen, Switzerland *Senior Laboratory Technician Core Lab, **Deputy Head of Department Core Lab/FAMH Candidate Clinical Chemistry, Centre

Unilabs Portugal using BÜHLMANN fCAL® turbo in routine

Unilabs Portugal, a private European lab chain, made a comprehensive evaluation of different Calprotectin assays on the market. Finally, they choose the BÜHLMANN fCAL® turbo simply because it is faster,

Calprotectin Home Testing
Introducing Patient Home Tests for Calprotectin in a Routine District General Hospital

Gastrointestinal/IBD Nurse of the Year 2018 introduces calprotectin home testing at her hospital. Pearl Avery of Dorset County Hospital NHS Trust has been awarded Gastrointestinal/IBD Nurse of the Year 2018 for her pioneering work

From BÜHLMANN Quantum Blue® to fCAL turbo®

Follow the Evolution of Calprotectin Testing at James Cook University Hospital This interview with Mr Andrew Teggert, Clinical Scientist, James Cook University Hospital, Middlesbrough, discusses recent changes made to the faecal calprotectin testing

IBDoc® Self-care/Point of care Calprotectin Test: Early Value in a District General Hospital

Pearl Avery from Dorset County Hospital  shows very interesting data on the clinical validity and ease of use of the IBDoc® calprotectin home test at ECCO 2018.

Out of Africa: Using Faecal Calprotectin Assays in the African Setting and Screening for Intestinal Schistosomiasis

Professor Russell Stothard and Dr Amaya Bustinduy Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine Our article highlights ongoing work in Uganda measuring morbidity associated with

IBDoc®: Early Value in a District General Hospital Inflammatory Bowel Disease Service

At the European Crohn’s and Colitis Organisation, 13th Congress in Vienna in February 2018 Avery and Wilson of Dorset County Hospital Foundation Trust, Gastroenterology, Dorchester, UK presented the poster: IBDoc® Self-care/Point of care Calprotectin Test:

Calprotectin and Clinical Correlation

Mary O’Connell née Deasy, Biochemistry Department, Mercy University Hospital, Cork In issue 2017-3 of Leading Edge, Mary O’Connell detailed her evaluation of the BÜHLMANN fCAL® turbo assay on the Abbott Architect C8000 analyser in comparison

Cost Effective Monitoring

Using IBDoc Faecal Calprotectin Testing Post Induction of anti-TNF Therapy G. Elsafi et al. Department of Gastroenterology, Mercy University Hospital, Cork At UEGW in Barcelona in October 2017 Dr. Elsafi and

fCAL turbo vs. IBDoc
Calprotectin Home vs. Laboratory Test

Mary O’Connell née Deasy, Biochemistry Department, Mercy University Hospital, Cork, Ireland The Mercy University hospital is one of the largest users of the IBDoc test, with almost 500 patients using the system to

Mary OConnell
Bringing Calprotectin Testing In-house on the Abbott Architect C8000

Mary O’Connell née Deasy, Biochemistry Department Mercy University Hospital Cork, Ireland describes her experience introducing the BÜHLMANN fCAL turbo assay onto her department’s Abbott Architect C8000. At the Biochemistry Department

Rosie Forster, Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham, with the CALEX and Roche cobas c702
Introducing in-house Calprotectin Testing Directly on the Roche cobas® c702

Turbo Charged from the Start Rosie Forster and Karen Smith, Clinical Biochemistry, Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham introduce Faecal Calprotectin testing into their laboratory using the BÜHLMANN fCAL® turbo assay. Faecal