The Quantum Blue® ascitesCAL (LF-ASC25), is a quantitative test designed for the determination of elevated Calprotectin concentrations in human ascites in combination with the Quantum Blue® Reader.
It is used as an aid to diagnose the development of spontaneous bacterial peritonitis (SBP) by being a marker for an elevated polymorphonuclear cell count (PMN).
The test has been designed for point of care testing of patients suffering from liver cirrhosis accompanied with ascites accumulation in the peritoneum.
Calprotectin is used as a surrogate marker for the elevated presence of polymorphonuclear cells (PMN).
- Matrix: Ascites
- Range: 0.19 – 1.9 µg/ml
- Proposed cut-off: 0.50 µg/ml
- Sens: 100% – Spec: 84.7%
- Test time: 12 minutes
- Readout with Quantum Blue® Reader
- Results in µg/ml Calprotectin
- Loading: 100µl 1:5 buffer diluted Ascites