Not all patients with IBD share gastroenterologists’ enthusiasm for faecal calprotectin testing, with the ‘poo factor’ still prevailing and a blood test preferable to many. According to a survey of patients’ perceptions regarding faecal calprotectin, more than a third (37%) found the stool test challenging – moderate, difficult or very difficult – mostly due to specimen ...
‘Poo factor’ puts some patients off faecal calprotectin tests
By Mardi Chapman
22 Nov 2018