Calprotectin Sample Collection Kit

Fecal sample is used for many clinical laboratories test in disease diagnosis and monitoring. The most popular tests include Fecal Occult Blood test, fecal Calprotectin test, fecal Pancreatic Elastase 1 test, fecal Helicobacter pylori antigen test, fecal Giardia and cryptosporidium antigen tests, etc. However, unlike serum and plasma-based test, fecal sample requires collection and extraction before testing. The tradition way of accurate fecal sample collection extraction involves weighing stool on an analytical scale and extracted with a volume of buffer. Epitope Diagnostics has invented a Stool Sample Quantitative Collection and Extraction Device (sQED, US Patent issued). This sQED provide convenient and accurate collection and extraction of stool specimen without the traditional weighing process.  Moreover, this device standardizes the collection process and the extracted sample can be directly used for automated immunoassay system. The kit (KTR-843) on this page uses this sQED with prefilled extraction buffer.


This Calprotectin Sample Collection Kit is intended to be used with the EDI Quantitative Fecal Calprotectin ELISA Kit for the measurement of human calprotectin (S100A8/A9). Each unit in this kit is specifically designed for easy collection of a small amount of stool sample into a pre-filled sample extraction buffer.
For research use only. Not for use in diagnostics procedures.


Quantitative determination of fecal calprotectin is an indication of the severity of bowel inflammation. High levels of calprotectin in stool are associated with an increased risk of relapse in patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Low stool calprotectin levels correlate well with a low risk for intestinal allograft injection.


Catalog no. KTR-843
Tests Per Kit 50 tubes
Storage Temperature Unused tubes may be stored at room temperature or 2-8 °C
For collected specimens, store at 2-8 °C for up to 3 days, or -20°C for long term storage. Avoid more than 3 freeze-thaw cycles per specimen.
For research use only. Not for use in diagnostics procedures.