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Calprotectin Stool Test
Calprotectin Stool Test
Calprotectin Stool Test

Calprotectin Stool Test

A non-invasive stool test to distinguish between inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and non-inflammatory bowel conditions such as irritable bowel syndrome (IBS).
Stool sample 1 biomarker included 7 working days turnaround

What's included?

Biomarker profile

  • Inflammation

Inflammation (1 Biomarker)

Special instructions

Collect a minimum of 10g of faeces.
IBD is a group of chronic disorders which are characterised by inflamed and damaged tissues in the lining of the intestinal tract. The most common inflammatory bowel diseases are Crohn’s disease (CD) and ulcerative colitis (UC).

When there is inflammation in the gastrointestinal (GI) tract, white blood cells move to the area and release the protein calprotectin which causes an increased amount of calprotectin released into the stool. Measuring the amount of calprotectin in the stool is a useful way of detecting intestinal inflammation and distinguishing between inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and non-inflammatory bowel conditions such as Irritable Bowel Syndrome, IBS. Calprotectin is regularly raised in active IBD and the test is useful for monitoring the disease and the effectiveness of medication. It is also elevated in some cases of GI tract malignancy (e.g. colorectal cancer).

Dr Sam Rodgers MBBS, MRCGP

Why take this test?

  • You persistently have runny and watery stools and wish to rule out IBS
  • You have Crohn's disease or ulcerative colitis and wish to monitor your condition

How it works

  • Take the test

    Collect your sample at home, visit a partner clinic, or we can even send a nurse to you.
  • Post your sample

    Send your sample back on the same day you take it in the freepost pack to our laboratory.
  • Get your results

    View your results with doctor's advice on your personal dashboard.
Laboratories you can trust

Laboratories you can trust

Trusted by the NHS and private clinics alike, you can be sure of the highest testing standards from our fully accredited partner laboratories.

Expert interpretation <br>
of your results

Expert interpretation
of your results

One of our team of doctors will review your results and give you personalised advice based on your medical history, lifestyle and health and fitness goals.

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Questions? Let us help

Questions? Let us help

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Important

Our tests are not a substitute for seeing your doctor, especially if you are suffering symptoms. Our doctors will interpret your results based on the information you have provided, but will not diagnose, consult or provide any treatment. You will be advised to see your doctor for any necessary follow-up action.