Measurement of faecal calprotectin has been shown to be a gold standard in the measurement of intestinal inflammation and is regularly used as indicator for IBD during treatment and as diagnostic marker.
Specific indications for measuring calprotectin are
• Identify organic bowel disease against functional bowel disease (IBD), and thus avoid the need for invasive tests such as colonoscopy.
• Assess efficacy of IBD treatments.
• Predict relapses or flares of IBD.