Diarrhoea? Stomach pain? Take our quick and easy calprotectin stool test to check for inflammation in your gut.
Use our easy home sampling kit to send a stool sample to the lab. Your sample will be analysed by our UKAS-accredited lab partner (who also test for the NHS) and you'll get your results and doctor's report in days.
Depending on your age, sex and any symptoms, you may consider adding to your test panel.
You've got gut symptoms like stomach pain, bloating, diarrhoea or weight loss.
You want to test if symptoms could be related to gut inflammation.
You want a really easy sample collection kit and fast results showing your actual calprotectin level.
Dr Claire Merrifield
GP & PhD
our medical director
Bowel symptoms like bloating, stomach pain and diarrhoea are common and can really interfere with your life. On top of that, you worry about what’s causing them. A lot of the time, these symptoms are caused by irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). However, sometimes gut symptoms can be caused by inflammation in the bowel – a condition called inflammatory bowel disease.
It's often difficult to tell the difference between IBS and inflammatory bowel disease based on symptoms alone, so guidelines recommend taking a calprotectin stool test to rule out inflammation.
Low calprotectin levels means there's no gut inflammation and your symptoms are more likely to be caused by IBS. If your calprotectin level is high, then there may be inflammation in the bowel causing symptoms. In these cases, it's often useful to do further tests like a colonoscopy to look inside the bowel with a camera. As you can imagine, that’s not the kind of procedure you want to have if a quick test can rule it out!
Your result will come with your actual calprotectin level, recommendations on how to interpret your level from one of our doctors and a formal lab report you can download to share with your doctor if necessary.
Gut inflammation is a common cause of gut symptoms such as stomach pain and diarrhoea.
Collect your sample at home or visit a clinic.
Use the included envelope to post your sample back to our UKAS-accredited lab (The Doctors Laboratory) for analysis.
We'll deliver your results to your dashboard. Every result is explained so you're in control.
You can also track your results over time.
Our experts will give you a report so you'll know what your results mean.
We'll highlight how you can use your results to understand symptoms, pick up health problems early and take action.
Please get in touch if you have any other questions about our tests.
This stool test checks the level of calprotectin in your stool. Raised levels of calprotectin in the stool are a biomarker for gut inflammation. This can be caused by inflammatory bowel disease, infection or even some drugs. If you have bowel symptoms then this test can find out if this is caused by gut inflammation or perhaps a condition like irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) which is not associated with gut inflammation.
We do not recommend using this test panel if you:
If you already know you have bowel inflammation then this test may not be as useful but it might still be helpful if you want to monitor the level of inflammation in your bowel.
If you're unsure if you should use this test panel, please contact us for advice.
Your results will be reviewed by one of our doctors. They will write a report explaining what your results mean for you. They will also tell you if there are any specific actions you should take, like seeing a healthcare professional, considering further tests or making changes to your lifestyle.
Our laboratory testing is performed by The Doctors Laboratory. TDL are the largest independent provider of clinical diagnostic tests in the UK and are used by both by the NHS and private hospitals.
TDL is accredited by the United Kingdom Accreditation Service to the international standard for medical laboratory quality and competence (ISO 15189).
For orders placed before 2pm on Monday to Friday, we'll despatch your test kit same-day. We don't process orders on weekends or public holidays.
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