Fecal calprotectin

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Fecal calprotectin is a 36kDa protein and an inflammatory marker.[1]

It is useful to differentiate inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) from irritable bowel syndrome,[2] and may be used to assess IBD activity.

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  1. Ayling, RM.; Kok, K. (2018). "Fecal Calprotectin.". Adv Clin Chem 87: 161-190. doi:10.1016/bs.acc.2018.07.005. PMID 30342711.
  2. Nemakayala, DR.; Cash, BD. (Jan 2019). "Excluding irritable bowel syndrome in the inflammatory bowel disease patient: how far to go?". Curr Opin Gastroenterol 35 (1): 58-62. doi:10.1097/MOG.0000000000000493. PMID 30407259.