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Georgette Glover, Senior Biomedical Scientist, Biochemistry Department, Addenbrookes Hospital
Addenbrookes Hospital has been using the BÜHLMANN calprotectin assays for a number of years. They initially employed the fCAL® ELISA with the CALEX® sample extraction device, processed on a Dynex DS2 automated system. However, in December 2018 they switched technology to the BÜHLMANN fCAL turbo high throughput assay run on their Siemens Advia 2400 analyser.
Addenbrookes currently test around 28,000 samples for calprotectin per annum. This has been gradually increasing for the last few years. Recently they have had new Atellica instruments installed by Siemens and Georgette Glover, a Senior Biomedical Scientist in the Biochemistry department at Addenbrookes talks about the transitioning the fCAL turbo assay to the new platform.