CALPROTECTIN is a protein that is released from white blood cells, in the presence of an inflammation, especially in the gastrointestinal tract.
Therefore, the detection in the stool of this protein, is used as an indicator of inflammation in cases of chronic intestinal diseases, infections of bacterial origin or tumors of the digestive system.
The quantification of calprotectin is an excellent predictive signal for intestinal diseases such as Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis, irritable colon and others, resulting to be a better marker than the classical VES and PCR.
SOFAR, leader in the gastroenterology sector, has developed a rapid semi-quantitative test for the determination of calprotectin in faeces. The advantage of this rapid test is to have, in addition to the classic control band, 2 bands for the test that turn color at different concentrations of calprotectin, providing a normal, pathological or high pathological data, unlike the other cards on the market.
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