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St Neots, Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom, 2012/01/26 - EliA Calprotectin test offers improved laboratory efficiency and highly accurate IBD/IBS differentiation (NYSE: TMO) - ThermoFisher.com.
Thermo Fisher Scientific, Inc., the world leader in serving science, today announced EliA™ Calprotectin, the first fully automated test for faecal calprotectin. The test can differentiate inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD) such as Crohn‘s disease and ulcerative colitis from irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and other functional bowel disorders (BD). The test, which can be run on Phadia instruments available from Thermo Fisher, offers high specificity, high sensitivity and excellent predictive values to assist clinicians with early diagnosis.
“Today's tighter medical budgets require laboratories to become more efficient without compromising accuracy or negatively impacting patient care,” said Michael Haass. “By using the EliA™ Calprotectin test, labs can enable faster and more accurate diagnosis than standard tests currently used to distinguish IBD from IBS, and this ultimately delivers faster relief to patients in need.”
A faecal calprotectin test is highly effective in discriminating IBD from IBS and in helping monitor disease activity following diagnosis. It can also predict a relapse during clinical remission. The test has been shown to outperform blood tests such as CRP or ESR in discrimination and is effective in reducing the number of inconvenient and expensive endoscopic procedures.
Phadia AB, now part of Thermo Fisher Scientific, develops, manufactures and markets complete blood test systems to support the clinical diagnosis and monitoring of allergy, asthma and autoimmune disease. Its mission is to dramatically improve the management of allergy, asthma and autoimmune diseases by providing healthcare professionals with superior diagnostic technologies and clinical expertise. For more information, visit phadia.com.
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Thermo Fisher Scientific, Inc. (thermofisher.com) is the world leader in serving science. Our mission is to enable our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer. With revenues of nearly $11 billion, we have approximately 37,000 employees and serve customers within pharmaceutical and biotech companies, hospitals and clinical diagnostic labs, universities, research institutions and government agencies, as well as in environmental and process control industries. We create value for our key stakeholders through two premier brands, Thermo Scientific and Fisher Scientific, which offer a unique combination of continuous technology development and the most convenient purchasing options. Our products and services help accelerate the pace of scientific discovery, and solve analytical challenges ranging from complex research to routine testing to field applications.