• Transforming calprotectin testing with direct sampling patient packs

Clinical, Medical and Diagnostics

Transforming calprotectin testing with direct sampling patient packs

Feb 19 2024

Alpha Laboratories Ltd introduces a ground-breaking advancement in faecal calprotectin extraction workflows with the CALEX® Faecal Calprotectin Collection Kit. This innovative solution empowers patients to independently prepare and return their stabilised samples, revolutionising the traditional stool testing process. The CALEX Collection Kit eliminates the need for traditional stool pots, optimising laboratory testing processes, and maximising efficiency. Compliant with IATA 650 (UN3373) regulations, it allows for safe transportation, potentially outsourcing pre-analytics to patients' homes, enhancing laboratory safety, and expediting stool testing workflows.

Designed for patient convenience, each CALEX kit comes discreetly packaged in a business-style envelope, including a CALEX extraction device, patient-specific instructions for use (IFU) leaflet, and a clear grip seal bag for easy return. The layman-friendly IFU, featuring simple instructions, diagrams, and instructional video links, ensures ease of use for patients with varying sample consistencies.

The CALEX system significantly enhances sample stability compared to traditional stool samples. With stability at ambient temperature for up to 7 days and up to 15 days at 2-8°C, laboratories benefit from consistent results and increased flexibility in testing practices.

The CALEX Faecal Calprotectin Collection Kit has received high levels of acceptance and compliance from patients and healthcare professionals. Preliminary audits report compliance rates of up to 95%, with patients appreciating the ease of use and confidence in sample preparation. For hospitals and laboratories aiming to enhance efficiency and streamline workflows, the CALEX kit offers a standardised, ready-to-use solution.

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