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Fecal calprotectin determines the difference between IBS and IBD and detects the absence or presence of colorectal cancer or infection.
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Fecal Calprotectin is a substance released by your body when inflammations occur in your intestines. Higher fecal calprotectin levels ( protein biomarker) are usually associated with active inflammatory diseases such as Crohn's or ulcerative colitis. At the same time, lower levels indicate other issues that cause inflammation.
The fecal Calprotectin Test helps to differentiate between inflammatory and non-inflammatory bowel complications (E.g., irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) of the lower gastrointestinal tract). However, as time has changed and technology has developed, the Fecal Calprotectin Test is identified as a more common way to examine intestinal inflammation, as it is cheaper and easier to perform than an endoscopy( a complicated process).
The cautious signs and symptoms that give you a signal to select a fecal calprotectin test are
If you undergo a fecal stool test , High levels of Calprotectin in stool also detect other conditions like
When conducted a fecal calprotectin test , it is measured on the following basis
Normal (No inflammation)- In the case of low levels ( 49 μg/g or less), it is recommended to follow a self-care routine, including dietary changes, relaxation, and exercise
Moderate ( borderline elevated)- If your levels are borderline (50–120 μg/g ), you should consult your doctor again.
High ( High risk of inflammation)- If the levels are found to be at 121 μg/g or more significant, additional diagnostic tests might be required to determine what necessary times are needed to be taken for your health.
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