Case Studies / Calprotectin ELISA

Studying Calprotectin False at Luton and Dunstable University Hospital
False Positive Faecal Calprotectin?
The Camera Never Lies

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

Faecal calprotectin—ready for prime time?

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

The Pitfalls of Diagnosing IBS without Checking Calprotectin

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

Gold Star for Service

Successful laboratory assays are usually dependent on the alignment of many elements and sometimes things do go wrong despite everyones best efforts! Nik Hawes and Julia Bond from the Biochemistry