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Calprotectin Turbilatex



CerTest Calprotectin Turbilatex is a latex turbidimetric assay only for the quantitative detection of Calprotectin in human solid stool samples. This assay is simple, widely applicable and test results are obtained in a very short time.

The intended use of the test is exclusively to differentiate IBD patients with inflammation from IBD patients without inflammation and from irritable bowel syndrome (IBS).


Time to result
10 minutes
Specimen Type
Storage up to
1 year
Storage temperature
2 - 8 ºC


Calprotectin is a neutrophil cytosolic protein with antimicrobial properties, present at increased concentration in stool samples during bowel inflammation. The resistance of the protein to degradation keeps it stable in faeces for up to 7 days at room temperature, making it an ideal analyte.


Calprotectin is released by activation of leukocytes, giving increased levels in plasma, cerebral spinal fluid, urine or stools as a consequence of disease in the relevant organ(s). As it is non-invasive marker of inflammation, determination of calprotectin can be useful in the diagnosis of Ulcerative Colitis (UC) and Crohn’s Disease (CD).

Measurement of faecal Calprotectin would represent a surrogate marker of neutrophil influx into the bowel lumen and in turn, act as a marker of intestinal inflammation.


Application Notes:

_AN. Calprotectin Turbilatex. A15, Biosystems

_AN. Calprotectin Turbilatex. ADVIA 1800, Siemens

_AN. Calprotectin Turbilatex. ADVIA 2400, Siemens

_AN. Calprotectin Turbilatex. Architect c1000/c4000/c8000, Abbott

_AN. Calprotectin Turbilatex. ATELLICA, Siemens

_AN. Calprotectin Turbilatex. AU680, Beckman Coulter

_AN. Calprotectin Turbilatex. Biolis i24/i50, Tokyo Boeki

_AN. Calprotectin Turbilatex. BS-200, Mindray

_AN. Calprotectin Turbilatex. Chemwell-T, Awareness

_AN. Calprotectin Turbilatex. Cobas c501, Roche

_AN. Calprotectin Turbilatex. Cobas c702, Roche

_AN. Calprotectin Turbilatex. Respons 910, Diasys

_AN. Calprotectin Turbilatex. Vitros 5600, Ortho Clinical Diagnostics

_AN. Calprotectin Turbilatex. TC220


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