- Enhanced Intestinal Inflammation Check
Enhanced Intestinal Inflammation Check
With the Enhanced Intestinal Inflammation Check, your stool sample is examined to determine:
3.) Alpha 1-Antitrypsin
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Who should take the test?
Are you struggling with lasting abdominal pain, diarrhea, fatigue and deficiency symptoms? Many people suffer from intestinal inflammation without being aware of it as the symptoms are usually very unspecific. Inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD), which include Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis, affect as many as 1.6 million Americans, most of whom are diagnosed before age 35. In addition to genetic predispositions, stress, nutrition and toxic influences play an important role.
Measuring the Calprotectin concentration in the stool provides fast and reliable information about a present inflammation in the intestinal tract. Calprotectin is normally only increased in the case of an inflammatory bowel disease, but not in the case of a non-inflammatory irritable bowel syndrome. Thus, this parameter helps to differentiate whether patients suffer from a (chronic) inflammatory or non-inflammatory bowel disease.
Both, patients with an initial intestinal inflammation and those with a serious illness can be diagnosed by a Calprotectin determination in the stool sample. In addition, the markers Lysozyme and sIgA provide information about the immune function of the intestinal mucosa, Alpha 1-Antitrypsin is a marker for the increased permeability of the instestinal muscosa. Through the measurement of these four markers you get a comprehensive picture of the inflammatory state of your intestines.
The test analyzes the values of the following analytes:
- - Calprotectin
- - Lysozyme
- - Alpha 1-Antitrypsin
- - sIgA
Our Enhanced Intestinal Inflammation Check measures the important parameters Calprotectin, Lysozyme, Alpha 1-Antitrypsin and sIgA in the stool. These markers serve to detect early stages of inflammatory bowel disease quickly and reliably to then provide patients with efficient, advanced diagnostics and therapy. In addition, these parameters optimize the follow-up of chronic inflammatory bowel diseases.
How does it work?
You collect the samples at home, send them back to us and we will provide you with your level of each analyte and whether your level falls within the reference ranges for your age. In addition to that, the results include graphs showing whether your are in the "green" (=normal/healthy) or "red" (=too high/low) area, making it easy to understand the results.
What will my results tell me?
Your results will provide detailed information about whether your Calprotectin, Lysozyme, Alpha 1-Antitrypsin and sIgA levels are normal, low, or high compared to reference ranges in your age group. You can then discuss the results with your doctor or health practitioner, who can give you further guidance and treatment recommendations.
What guidance will I get along with my results?
We always recommend the discussion of the mailed results with your doctor or practitioner. Besides, further information is available on our website, especially in the different test categories and the FAQs. Still have questions? Then you can contact us by phone at +49 (0) 40 537976957 or mail at email@example.com.
For the Enhanced Intestinal Inflammation Check we analyse:
Lysozyme is a component of nonspecific body defense and thus significantly involved in the maintenance of the mucosal barrier capacity and integrity. Lysozyme is formed by granulocytes, monocytes and macrophages and released into the intestinal lumen as part of the inflammatory response.
Calprotectin is considered equivalent to the activity of granulocytes in centers of inflammation. It plays an important role in the diagnosis of inflammatory bowel diseases.
Alpha 1-antitrypsin is an acute phase protein which is synthesized in the liver and in intestinal cells. In the presence of inflammation it reduces the damage to healthy tissue. Since Alpha 1-antitrypsin is not significantly cleaved or resorbed, Alpha 1-Antitrypsin is more likely to be detected in inflammations with an increased permeability of the intestinal mucosa.
Secretory IgA is a parameter for both the state of the gut-associated immune system (GALT) and the permeability of the intestinal mucosa. That is to say it is partly responsible for a controlled mass transfer through the mucosa. Decreased sIgA values indicate decreased activity of the mucosa-associated immune system and may be associated with increased permeability. Increased secretory IgA indicates an increased immunological activity of the intestinal mucosa. Possible causes can be: local inflammatory processes, allergic processes in the intestinal mucosa, chronic inflammation in the intestinal area, disorders of the defense performance.
- Light fever
- Weight loss
- Stomach pain
- Stomach cramps
- Joint and muscle pain
- Deficiency symptoms
- Nausea and vomiting
- Painful bowel movement
Please note the following guidelines regarding the stool collection - the correct collection of the stool is important for achieving analtered laboratory results! Please make sure to collect the samples on Mondays and post them the same day.
Before the sample collection
1. Label the sample container with your full name, the date as well as the time of the sample collection.
2. No additional sealing or stapling of the sample tubes and delivery bag is necessary.
During the sample collection
1. Please use the enclosed stool collection unit to avoid the stool coming in contact with toilet water or urine.
Now collect the sample using the stool collection unit.
2. Take the enclosed collection spoon (attached underneath the lid) in order to stir the stool. Collect different samples from different areas of the stool.
3. Fill the container with the stool sample until the tube is ¾ full.
4. Close the sample container tightly with the lid and clean the outside surface if necessary
After the sample collection
1. After the collection, the stool collection unit as well as the remaining stool can be flushed down the toilet.
2. The sample can be placed in the refrigerator over night – please do not freeze!
3. Please collect the sample on Monday and post it the same day to ensure a short delivery time.
4. Place the sample together with the enclosed sample dispatch note in the delivered protective bag and send it back to our laboratory.
In accordance with the general postal regulations the sender bears the legal responsibility.
5. After approximately 14-21 days you will receive your results.
Questions about the order
- Which test should I order?
- Can I also order by phone?
- How long does it take for my order to arrive?
- I have not received an order confirmation.
- My package did not arrive or my order was not completely delivered.
- I want to cancel my order.
Questions about sample submission & findings
- How long will it take to receive my findings?
- How do I get my findings?
- Can I get advice for my test result? Can you tell me what remedy to take?
- I forgot to put the sample dispatch note in the package when sending the sample back.
- I take medication. Can this affect the outcome?
Questions about the stool test
To find the right test for you, click through our additional product information covered in the categories <Details>, <Symptoms> and <Test includes>. You can also call us at +44 (0) 20 32866316 or write an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Yes. Please call us at +44 (0) 20 32866316. The payment in this case is only possible via Paypal. We take your order and you will receive the payment request by mail.
How long does it take for my order to arrive?
We process orders on a daily basis (apart from weekends and public holidays). It usually takes around 3-5 days until your testkit arrives.
I have not received an order confirmation.
Please contact us to check if your order was registered. We will gladly send you the confirmation again.
Please contact our customer service team at +44 (0) 20 32866316 or write an email to email@example.com.
I want to cancel my order.
The withdrawal period from the purchase of all our items is 2 weeks from the receipt of the goods. Please inform us via mail about the desired cancellation and note the following information: Laboratory analyzes can only be canceled if the analysis has not yet been carried out.
How long will it take to receive my findings?
From the day the sample arrives in our laboratory, it takes:
- saliva tests 2 weeks
- stool tests 2-3 weeks
until the findings are completed.
If you have not received your report after this deadline, please contact us. Please understand that we can not speed up the processing of your sample.
How do I get my findings?
You will receive your findings via mail.
Can I get advice for my test result? Can you tell me what remedy to take?
For legal reasons, our findings do not include individualized therapy recommendations.
If you have any questions regarding the understanding of your findings, please contact our laboratory team.
I forgot to put the sample dispatch note in the package when sending the sample back.
Please send us the completed and signed dispatch note, preferably by mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. Unfortunately, we can not complete your sample without a dispatch note.
I take medication. Can this affect the outcome?
That depends on the test you want to carry out and the medications you are taking. In case of doubt, please ask your doctor regarding the areas that are influenced by the medication prescribed by him and do not stop taking your medication without consulting him.
I take probiotika. Does this affect the outcome?
Taking probiotika means supplying bacteria to your body. In conclusion, carrying out a stool test while taking probiotika will make it unpossible to distinguish the amount of natural and unnatural bacteria in your gut. If you aim to find out about the amount of natural bacteria in your gut, we recommend you to stop taking probiotika two weeks before carrying out the stool test.
Does the gluten/histamine intolerance test also show a reaction when I am on a gluten/histamine-free diet?
No, you should consume food that contains gluten or histamine during the days before taking the sample to get a meaningful result.