Ignition screening qualitative
In this qualitative inflammation screening the presence of the parameters calprotectin, lactoferrin, hemoglobin and transferrin from stool is measured.
The human organism responds with an inflammatory reaction to attacks by invading (micro-)organisms and viruses or in the case of damaged tissue (after accidents or operations).
The parameters calprotectin and lactoferrin are useful to determine the difference between e.g. irritable bowel syndrome and e.g. chronic inflammatory bowel disease. Gastrointestinal inflammatory diseases include Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis. This may be because the symptoms such as abdominal pain or diarrhea persist for a long time (longer than 4 weeks) or because it occurs frequently (more than twice every six months). The presence of rectal bleeding, weight loss or anemia increases the likelihood of the disease.
Collecting feces can be difficult, especially in flush toilets, feces often falls directly into the water.
Using the Fe-Col®, a stool collector that can be attached around the toilet seat, stool can be collected from the paper with the scoop or comb of the tube.
The tube should be at least half full with preferably feces from about 6 different spots. Write name and date of birth on the tube.