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Stool Lactoferrin

Aka: Stool Lactoferrin
  1. Indications
    1. Evaluation of dysentery (inflammatory Diarrhea)
  2. Mechanism
    1. Lactoferrin is a Leukocyte marker that increases in Bacterial Infections
    2. Stool Lactoferrin replaces fecal Leukocyte count
  3. Efficacy
    1. More accurate than Fecal Leukocytes in demonstrating inflammation
    2. Test Sensitivity: >90%
    3. Test Specificity: >70%
  4. References
    1. Hayakawa (2009) Intern Med 48(15): 1251-4 [PubMed]

Lactoferrin | stool (C1991253)

Concepts Biologically Active Substance (T123) , Amino Acid, Peptide, or Protein (T116)
LNC LP52026-9
English Lactoferrin | stool
Sources
Derived from the NIH UMLS (Unified Medical Language System)


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