Information for Clinics

We understand that in the current situation colonoscopy testing has been restricted and access to laboratory calprotectin testing may be more difficult.

Since the BSG has recommended that only emergency colonoscopies are performed, we have collated some guidance to assist Clinicians on how to manage their symptomatic patients.

Faecal Calprotectin Indicates Intestinal Inflammation in COVID-19

This pilot study explores a relation between GI symptoms, intestinal inflammation (determined by FC) and faecal SARS-CoV-2-RNA in hospitalised patients with COVID-19.

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Advice from the BSG

BSGThe BSG has given their expanded consensus advice for the management of IBD during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Click Here to Read their Advice

IBDoc® – Remote Management of Your IBD Patients

Using smartphone technology the IBDoc enables your UC and CD patients to test their own calprotectin levels in the comfort and safety of their own homes freeing up valuable resource at this challenging time.

The IBDoc generates a quantitative result between 30 – 1000µg/g which is quickly and securely transmitted to the clinic for immediate access by the clinical teams enabling you to continue to monitor your patients giving a good indication on the health of the gut.

Click Here to Visit the IBDoc® Page to Find Out More

IBDoc® Tutorial Videos for Healthcare Professionals

The videos below from BÜHLMANN have been made to assist healthcare professionals with the IBDoc® system:

Clinical Registration

Follow this short video to learn how to create a new IBDoc® clinic. A clinic will allow you and your colleagues to use IBDoc® for your patients.

How to Create a Clinical User

Learn how to set-up a new account for a Clinical User. The new user will then be able to use the IBDoc® account to manage patients.

Manage the Clinic

Once the Clinic and Clinical Users accounts are created, learn how to make changes to the accounts by following this short tutorial.

How to Create a Patient

Watch this tutorial to learn the different possibilities when creating a patient account. Patient basic settings can be modified to better satisfy your needs.

Resetting a Password

If patients lose their password, follow this video to see how to easily reset their password.

How to Review Results

The main purpose of IBDoc® is to generate faecal calprotectin data for your patient. Learn the different ways of consulting those results with this video.

BÜHLMANN Quantum Blue® – Rapid, Individual Calprotectin Testing

BÜHLMANN calprotectin assays offer a range of testing options, including Quantum Blue® individual lateral flow tests for those urgent requests.

Although traditionally the Quantum Blue is a valuable tool for rapid testing in clinic, in the current COVID-19 situation this is probably best performed in the laboratory for the following reasons:

  • Front line staff don’t have the capacity to perform additional tests at the moment
  • It has been documented that the virus is shed in stool, so samples are best handled in the controlled environment of the laboratory

Quantum Blue can give you quantitative faecal calprotectin results in just 4 easy steps and can also easily be linked directly to your computer for quick data input, making it an ideal choice in an emergency situation.

There are three assay ranges available:

LF-CAL25 30 – 300µg/g
LF-CHR25 100 – 1800µg/g
LF-CALE25 30 – 1000µg/g

Each pack contains 25 individually sealed tests – therefore if you only want one test, then you only have to use one.

Quantum Blue® has a well documented correlation to clinical outcome:

“This rapid bedside test can facilitate clinical decisions on hospital admission, such as deciding whether the IBD treatment should be intensified. Similarly, in the ambulatory setting, it is crucial when determining whether a patient should undergo endoscopy or not.”

Moniuszko et al. Polish Archives of Internal Medicine 2017. Rapid fecal calprotectin test for prediction of mucosal inflammation in ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease: A prospective cohort study.

“Quantum Blue® provides high diagnostic accuracy and was less time consuming in clinical routine than quantification of faecal calprotectin by ELISA. This makes the test an excellent candidate for the use in clinical routine.”

Schulz et al. Clinical Laboratory 2016.

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