Lactoferrin Levels -a marker of intestinal inflammation

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   Posted 1/29/2008 1:24 PM (GMT -6)   
I just got in the mail yesterday a magazine from the Crohns and Colitis foundaton.  The it there was a full page ad by a company called Techlab.  It says there is a non invasive test for elevated levels of lactoferrin which is a marker for intestinal inflammation.  The tests are called IBD-CHEK and IBD-SCAN. 
Anyone ever heard of them and are they accurate???  I don't think my doc tested for this..??  I was diagnosed from the colonscopy biopsies. 

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   Posted 1/29/2008 6:51 PM (GMT -6)   
"The IBD-SCANĀ® test is a quantitative ELISA for measuring concentrations
of fecal lactoferrin, a marker of fecal leukocytes. An elevated level is an
indicator of intestinal inflammation."

Our moderator, C2, has used this test in the past to determine if there is inflammation occuring in the intestinal tract. The patient gives a stool sample that is then tested to see if there is lactoferrin in the stool and in what amounts. The more present, the greater the degree of inflammation.

This test when used to monitor inflammation in CD patients is NOT covered by some large insurance companies.
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