gastroenterology
IBD

‘Poo factor’ puts some patients off faecal calprotectin tests


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 ...

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