This calprotectin rapid test kit contains a fecal collection tube and a test cassette. Fecal specimen is collected in the collection tube containing sample extraction buffer and then added to the test device. When the sample is added to sample pad, it moves through the conjugate pad and mobilizes colloid gold conjugated anti-human calprotectin antibody. The mixture moves along the membrane by capillary action and reacts with another anti-human calprotectin antibody that is coated on the test region. If calprotectin is present of 50ng/g stool or greater, the result is the formation of a colored band in the test region. If there is no calprotectin in the sample, the test area will remain colorless. The sample continues to move to the control area where Goat anti-mouse IgG antibody will capture colloid gold antibody conjugate to form a pink to purple color, indicating the test is working and the result is valid.
This kit is compatible with the EPC-100 Rapid Test Cassette Reader.