Calprotectin in Ascites


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.

Intended use:

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

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Ascites Calprotectin Quantitative Lateral-flow Test
Product Code Description Pack Size
LF-ASC25 Quantum Blue® ascitesCAL 25 Tests

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