A quantitative ELISA for the detection of fecal lactoferrin.
The LACTOFERRIN 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.
The test can be used as an in vitro diagnostic aid to distinguish patients with active inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) from those with noninflammatory irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). In addition, the test can be used to assess when an IBD patient is in confirmed remission and has responded to treatment.