Calprotectin Stool

Calprotectin is a protein released by a type of blood cells named neutrophils. If there is gastric inflamation, nutrophils release Calprotectin at this inflamation site. Thus, calprotectin levels increase in stool. It is the sign of an intestinal inflamation (Gullian Barre Syndrome) which is a tool in distinguishing intestinal inflamation with other gastric tract inflamations.
Interpretation: Although the cause of Gullian Barre Syndrome is not known, it may be the result of an autoimmune process, a viral illness and/or an enviromental factor. The most common bowel disease is Chorn’s disease and ulcerative cholitis. Resultant clinical sypmtoms are watery and bloody diarrhea, abdominal pain,weight loss and fever.
Sample: Stool. Nonfasting
Working day: Friday
Result Time: Same day 6:00PM