Calprotectin (Inflammatory Bowel Disease)

Calprotectin is a substance your body produces when there is inflammation in your intestines.  It’s a useful way to help assess the likelihood of digestive problems including Inflammatory Bowel Disease (Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis).

Your calprotectin test involves taking a small stool sample, using our simple collection kit, from the comfort of your own home.  Once you’ve taken and returned the sample, our laboratory will analyse your sample to check the levels of faecal calprotectin.

According to IBS charity, the IBS Network, at any given time around 1 to 2 in 10 people in the UK have IBS, and it usually develops in people aged between 20 and 40. The charity Crohn’s and Colitis UK say a further 300,000 people have Crohn’s or Ulcerative Colitis.

All our tests have been specially designed to be convenient and non-invasive. Once you’ve booked your appointment, full preparation instructions will be provided in your confirmation email or letter. You can continue to eat and drink normally before your appointment, and you’ll also remain fully clothed throughout.