BÜHLMANN Laboratories AG, is proud to announce it received United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) 510(k) clearance of a fecal extraction device for use in conjunction with the automated calprotectin test, BÜHLMANN fCAL®turbo.

The BÜHLMANN fCAL® turbo is an in vitro diagnostic assay intended for the quantitative measurement of fecal calprotectin, a neutrophilic protein that is a marker of intestinal mucosal inflammation, in human stool. The BÜHLMANN fCAL® turbo aids in the diagnosis of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), specifically Crohn’s disease (CD) and ulcerative colitis (UC) and aids in the differentiation of IBD from irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) in conjunction with other laboratory and clinical findings.

Simpliyfing Extraction- Delivering

Speed, Quality, Flexibility in

Stool Pre-Analytics

BÜHLMANN CALEX® Cap is a fecal extraction device that offers an efficient, convenient and hygienic stool extraction. Its unique design makes it an ideal extraction device characterized not only by high safety but also by offering high stability of stool samples. Furthermore, the CALEX® Cap is fully compatible with total laboratory automation (TLA) solutions minimizing the complexity of sample processing thus significantly reducing hands-on time.




* BÜHLMANN fCAL® turbo currently has validated application notes for the Roche c501/502 for use in the U.S. Other major chemistry system validation packages are in process.  Please contact BUHLMANN Diagnostics Corp for a complete list of validated applications.

CALEX® Cap Benefits

  • Ease of use for laboratory personnel and patients
  • Delivers a precise amount of fecal sample
  • Optimal dilution is achieved
  • Can be used directly on many automated ELISA systems and many clinical chemistry analyzers
  • Extract is stable for 3.5 days at 2-8°C
  • CALEX® Cap offers precise stool extraction within 10 minutes

CALEX®Cap on Clinical Chemistry Analyzer

The BÜHLMANN fCAL® turbo in combination with the CALEX® Cap fecal extraction device offers total laboratory automation (TLA) for fecal calprotectin testing. The combination of the test with the CALEX® Cap extraction device strongly simplifies the cumbersome procedure for stool pre-analytics and is adapted to the use on clinical chemistry analyzers. Watch this video and see CALEX® Cap in action on this clinical chemistry analyzer.

BÜHLMANN CALEX® Cap Related Citations

View a compilation of BÜHLMANN fCAL® turbo and CALEX® Cap success stories and testimonials. Find valuable highlights, perspectives, advice and details about the successful applications of this fully automated calprotectin assay workflow from each laboratory.

BÜHLMANN fCAL turbo® + CALEX® Cap = Total Laboratory Automation

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