The Gut Immunology is a gastrointestinal stool test that evaluates immunological imbalance specific to gastrointestinal tract inflammatory disease activity. Gastrointestinal inflammation is reported through the biomarkers Calprotectin and Eosinophil Protein X.
Calprotectin is highly sensitive for evaluating inflammation within the gastrointestinal tract. The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) cleared calprotectin as a marker intended for differentiating Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) from Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD). Calprotectin is a useful clinical tool for identifying patients who warrant further GI evaluation.
Eosinophil Protein X reflects IgE–mediated inflammation. Fecal EPX elevations can be associated with several conditions including IBD, IgE–mediated food allergies, parasite or worm infections and collagenous colitis.
|Eosinophil Protein X (EPX)|
1 x random stool sample