The BÜHLMANN Quantum Blue® was initially introduced into the lab in 2011 to assess patients prior to endoscopy. At that time, the testing was conducted twice per week but the test numbers doubled since then with the need to change the measuring technique. Since 2016 the lab is running calprotectin on Siemens Advia XPT using the BÜHLMANN fCAL® turbo and the CALEX® Cap.
“We place the CALEX directly on the analyser with no worries: at 1:500, the dilution of the faecal matter is quite significant and contamination risk isn’t much worse than for a urine fluid specimen.”
“fCAL turbo has made calprotectin analysis significantly easier […] there is no transcription error risk and it is much more time efficient.”