BÜHLMANN fCAL® turbo
The technology of immunoturbidimetry implements a further milestone in fecal calprotectin quantification. It allows very rapid and flexible random access use, as well as being the ideal solution for high throughput applications in the routine laboratory. The assay can be applied on all automated platforms in clinical chemistry and allows short turnaround time from stool sample to reportable result.
The combination of the test with the BÜHLMANN CALEX® Cap extraction device strongly simplifies the cumbersome procedure for stool pre-analytics and is adapted to the use on clinical chemistry analyzers. No additional pipetting and manual dilution steps are required anymore. The assay covers a measuring range from 20 to 8000 µg/g calprotectin.
- Speed The assay is the fastest calprotectin test in the market. Results are given within 10 minutes. The broad measurable range of direct testing from 20 to 2000 µg/g calprotectin reduces the amount of retesting down to <5%.
- Quality The assay is standardized against the BÜHLMANN fCAL® ELISA, the same cut-offs can be applied. Particle-enhanced turbidimetric immunoassay (PETIA) further increases the precision and reproducibility of calprotectin quantification.
- Flexibility Immunoturbidimetric assays can be applied on any open clinical chemistry platform. This allows random access workflow which can be directly integrated into the existing laboratory infrastructure.
||BÜHLMANN fCAL® turbo
||particle-enhanced turbidimetric immunoassay (PETIA)
||2 reagents; wedge bottles for direct loading on many platforms
Reagents last for ~200 tests; platform dependent
||CALEX® Cap extracts can be used directly without additional dilution
||Stable for at least 60 days at up to 15°C
||Stable for ~30 days
||~10 ul Extract (1:500)
|Time to Result
||10 min (approx.)
||on all major platforms
||Complete kit (KK-CAL), Reagent kit (B-KCAL-RSET), Calibrator kit (B-KCAL-CASET), Control set (B-KCAL-CONSET) – available separately
Available Application Notes
||AU Series, DxC 600/800
||BS-380, BS-200E, BS-400, BS-240E**
||cobas c501/502, c701/702, c111, Integra 400 plus, Integra 800
||Advia 1650/1800, 2400**, XPT
|The Binding Site
||ABX Pentra 400
*validation ongoing; **validation planned; contact email@example.com for information
Extraction Kit for BÜHLMANN fCAL® turbo B-CAL-EX3-B-CAL-EX12 [PDF]
Laboratory CEF-Boulard, Lyon (FR)
James Cook University Hospital, Middlesbrough (UK)
Unilabs, Portugal (PT)
BioAnalytica, Lucerne (CH)
Children’s Hospital University of Zurich (CH)
Cumberland Infirmary, Carlisle (UK)
Triemli City Hospital of Zurich (CH)
Laborgemeinschaft 1, Zürich (CH)
Queen Elisabeth Hosptial, Birmingham (UK)
Mercy University Hospital, Cork (IE)
Cantonal Hospital, St. Gallen (CH)
SYNLAB, Lucerne (CH)
Freeman Hospital, Newcastle (UK)
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