"The IBD-SCAN® 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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