Liquid Elastase Samples

To Test, or Not to Test? That is The Question… Alison Jones, Consultant Clinical Biochemist, York and Scarborough NHS Foundation Trust It is well documented that liquid/watery stool samples should

Successful Integration of IBDoc® Fecal Calprotectin Home Test into an HL7 Hospital Remote Monitoring System: Flarometer

An interview with Prof. Dr. Patrick van Rheenen University Medical Center Groningen, The Netherlands Can you introduce yourself and your organization? My name is Patrick van Rheenen and I work

Liquid Elastase Samples – To Test, or Not to Test? That is The Question…

Alison Jones, Consultant Clinical Biochemist, York and Scarborough NHS Foundation Trust It is well documented that liquid/watery stool samples should not be tested for faecal elastase due to the risk

Patient home collection of a faecal sample using a CALEX® device

Collecting a faecal sample at home can seem a daunting process. This demonstration using the CALEX® Device outlines the best practice for collection, based on your sample type and what

Faecal Calprotectin – Ask Twice

Dr Peter Rimmer, The Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham We are all very familiar with the use of faecal calprotectin testing to help distinguish inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) from functional disorders,

CALEX Instead of Stool Pots – The Patients’ Opinion

Ailsa Ralph, NHS Trainee Clinical Scientist With the onset of COVID one of the big challenges faced by many hospitals was having sufficient access to biosafety cabinets for sample handling,

Calprotectin Home Testing – What do the patients think?

Kezia Allen, Associate Practitioner – Clinical Trials, Basildon Hospital The demands on healthcare resources continue to escalate, with the COVID pandemic having exacerbated the existing pressures from an aging population

IBDoc® – Three easy steps for faecal sample collection at home

The IBDoc® test kit is outlined in this video. The kit allows for faecal calprotectin testing in the privacy of your own home, provides results in a timely fashion and

IBDoc® Calprotectin Home Test

This video demonstrates how to use the IBDoc® Calprotectin Home Test Kit. In just three easy steps you can monitor your IBD levels.

A Game Changer for Faecal Elastase Testing

Switching to the new fPELA turbo assay for improved workflow and efficiency Kaleem Fayyaz, Blood Sciences Team Leader, Spire Manchester Hospital Spire Healthcare is a leading UK independent hospital group.

Switching things up… Transitioning the BÜHLMANN fCAL® turbo for Calprotectin Testing

From the Siemens Advia 2400 to the Atellica Analyser Georgette Glover, Senior Biomedical Scientist, Biochemistry Department, Addenbrookes Hospital Addenbrookes Hospital has been using the BÜHLMANN calprotectin assays for a number

Understanding Calprotectin for IBDoc® Home Testing

IBDoc Calprotectin Home Test from BÜHLMANN – A guide on collecting samples using the CALEX device for patient self-testing.

Step by step instructions for IBDoc®

Tutorial for the IBDoc with the updated App – September 2022

Introduction of the Random Access Measuring BÜHLMANN fPELA® turbo on Roche cobas® 8000

An interview with Yvonne Schallberger, Bioanalytica, Lucerne, Switzerland Mrs. Schallberger decided to introduce the BÜHLMANN fPELA® turbo Test, that measures in random access as well as in batch mode the

Optimisation of Lab Processes by Introducing the BÜHLMANN fPELA® turbo on Beckman Coulter AU 5800

Testimonial from Angela Suter and Dr. Cyril Fuhrer, Synlab Suisse SA, Lucerne, Switzerland You are successfully performing routine faecal calprotectin measurements with the BÜHLMANN fCAL® turbo Assay on the Beckman

Successful Implementation of the BÜHLMANN fPELA® turbo on Roche cobas® c502

A report from Dr. Marc-Antoine Bagnoud*, Dianalabs in Geneva, Switzerland Dianalabs is a mid-sized private lab founded in 1988 in Geneva, Switzerland, and part of the large swiss lab network

Outsourcing Calprotectin Stool Pre-analytics to the Patient’s Home

Jacqui McGuire and Neil Syme, Consultant Clinical Biochemists, Department of Biochemistry, Monklands Hospital NHS Lanarkshire, to the east of Glasgow, is the third largest NHS Health Board in Scotland. It

Complementing Laboratory Calprotectin Monitoring with Patient Self-Testing

COVID has caused many changes in our day to day lives, with freedom and services intermittently restricted as the infection rates surge and abate. This pattern has also been evident

BÜHLMANN CALEX® Cap Sample Collection Demonstration

The following video demonstrates faecal sample extraction using the BÜHLMANN CALEX® Cap, a calprotectin analysis. A range of sample types are submitted for testing which can create a variety of

Investigating Gastrointestinal Disease in Gorillas

Bristol Zoo Gardens is a conservation and education charity founded by Henry Riley, a local physician and is the fifth oldest zoo in the world. It first opened its doors

A New Era in Pancreatic Elastase Testing

Launched in summer 2020, the new BÜHLMANN fPELA turbidimetric immunoassay for faecal pancreatic elastase, complements the popular calprotectin fCAL turbo assay, that is widely used across the UK. Using the

Why Wait for Results? The Benefits of Rapid and Point-of-Care Monitoring of Therapeutic Drugs

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

IBDoc® Home Calprotectin Test Correlation with Laboratory Results

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

BÜHLMANN Quantum Blue® 3rd Generation Reader

The Quantum Blue reader analyses colorimetric tests using camera technology and is designed for use with the BÜHLMANN lateral flow cartridges for the quantitative determination of calprotectin from faeces and

Faecal Pancreatic Elastase – BÜHLMANN fPELA® turbo on cobas® c501

Dr. Jörg Oliver Thumfart, Labormedizinisches Zentrum Dr. Risch The Medical Laboratory Center Dr. Risch is a privately owned group of routine medical laboratories with 14 competence centres across Switzerland and

Efficient, Convenient and Hygienic Extraction of Stool Samples with BÜHLMANN CALEX® Cap

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

Sharing the Load of Faecal Calprotectin Sample 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

Delivering the Digital Future Today

Accelerating Remote Patient Monitoring During the COVID-19 Pandemic Demands on healthcare resources continue to escalate as our aging population is living longer, often with more long-term health conditions. Changes to

BÜHLMANN fPELA® turbo on cobas® c501

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

Things you only know if… Your partner has a chronic illness: Rose Stanley

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

Digital Health – How Technology Can Improve and Provide Personalised Patient Care

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

Step by step instructions for IBDoc®

Packaging Format from May 2020

BÜHLMANN Educational Workshop at EuroMedLab 2019 Speaker 1 Dr. Patrick F. Van Rheenen

BÜHLMANN presented an Educational Workshop at EuroMedLab 2019 about optimising the lab workflow for faecal calprotectin testing.

Building on the Success of fCAL turbo… CALEX® Cap Brings Improved Workflow and New Multi Assay Functionality

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.

Switching from Phadia to BÜHLMANN for a More Efficient Calprotectin Service

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

A non-inferiority randomised clinical trial of the use of the smartphone-based health applications IBDsmart and IBDoc®in the care of inflammatory bowel disease patients

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.

Head to Head Comparison of Three Stool Calprotectin Tests for Home Use

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

My Year with IBDoc
My Year with IBDoc®

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;

Calprotectin Self-Testing Four Years On

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

BÜHLMANN Quantum Blue® Therapeutic Drug Monitoring Tutorial Video

BÜHLMANN Quantum Blue® Therapeutic Drug Monitoring Tutorial: Demonstration of quantitative trough level measurement for therapeutic drug monitoring using the Quantum Blue® TDM rapid test technology.

A. Suter
Using the BÜHLMANN fCAL® turbo on Beckman Coulter AU5800 – A Report from SYNLAB

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

Experience of the BÜHLMANN fCAL® turbo on DxC 800, Beckman Coulter

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 using BÜHLMANN fCAL® turbo in routine

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,

Calprotectin Home Testing
Introducing Patient Home Tests for Calprotectin in a Routine District General Hospital

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