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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Pearl Avery – Poster presentation at ECCO 2020
Kathleen Sugrue – Poster presentation at ECCO 2020
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.
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
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.
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
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;
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 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
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, 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,
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
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
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.
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
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:
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
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
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
On the 15th November 2017, Alpha Laboratories held a Digestive Diseases Day workshop. This educational day brought together experts in the field to discuss recent advances in clinical diagnostics for
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
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
In this video Caroline Bello from the University Hospital in Liege, Belgium presents the data of BÜHLMANN’s multicenter study with over 50 patients in Liege (Prof. Edouard Louis), Oslo (Dr.
Comparison of Two Diagnostic Methods for Monitoring Inflammatory Bowel Disease. In this video Anke Heida, a PhD student from the IBD Centre, Groningen University Medical Center, Netherlands presents her poster at
Dr James Turvill, York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust discusses the York Faecal Calprotectin Care Pathway. Using Faecal Calprotectin Testing in Primary Care: Watch the Video. Calprotectin Testing in Primary
Interview with Anita Grünauer (BMA), Dr. Jasmin Barman-Aksözen (Head of Department Chemistry), and Predrag Nesic (Head of Department BMA Chemistry), Institute for Laboratory Medicine, City Hospital Triemli, Zurich …the BÜHLMANN
Interview with Mara Barbieru Deputy Senior Biomedical Analyst, Department of Clinical Chemistry and Biochemistry, Children’s Hospital of Zurich “For years, we had wanted to run Calprotectin in-house and now finally we can offer this.”
Interview with Yvonne Schallberger, Bioanalytica Lucerne 2. BÜHLMANN fCAL turbo Evaluation “By introducing BÜHLMANN fCAL® turbo we can finally provide the service the gastroenterologists of the St. Anna Hospital longed
There has been much interest in the BÜHLMANN fCAL turbo faecal calprotectin assay since its UK launch in early 2016. With the increasing demand for faecal calprotectin tests there is a
Pamela Bowe, Team Manager in the Department of Biochemistry at the Cumberland Infirmary describes her experience in evolving laboratory procedures and introducing BÜHLMANN fCAL turbo to cope with the growing number of faecal calprotectin
Louise Asser, Specialist Biomedical Scientist at Luton and Dunstable University Hospital tells us about the work there, following up patients with a false positive calprotectin result. Using a pill-sized camera
Julia Edin, a Crohn’s patient from Norway tells us about her experience using IBDoc® at home.
NEW User Report: Monitoring calprotectin concentrations is important as an indicator of disease activity, the effectiveness of treatment and to predict relapses in Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD).
As reported in the Daily Mail recently, misdiagnosis of IBS can have serious consequences. Read the full article The IBS Epidemic With one in ten people thought to be affected by
Crohn’s sufferer Lee Stanley from Manchester writes about his experience of living with Crohn’s Disease for 25 years. Why he feels regular calprotectin testing is important, and the benefits that
Introduction Calprotectin is a heterodimer of calcium-binding proteins which belongs to the S-100 protein family. It is released from neutrophils and monocytes during cellular activation (or death) at sites of
As the Director of the UK NEQAS programme for Faecal Markers of Inflammation, I’m often asked why we sometimes see quite large differences between the Faecal Calprotectin results obtained by
22 April 2013: NTAC (NHS Technology Adoption Centre) have published a report reviewing Faecal Calprotectin which is a simple diagnostic test which can aid clinicians to more accurately identify those
In this case study, Arne Roseth reflects on a case last year where he met a patient who’d been wrongly diagnosed with IBS over 16 years ago. Last July I