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Question 2: Can faecal calprotectin be used as an effective diagnostic aid for necrotising enterocolitis in neonates?
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    Re: Faecal calprotectin as an effective diagnostic aid for necrotising enterocolitis

    Many thanks for the recent letter regarding a rapid assay technique for testing fecal calprotectin1. This would indeed be useful in the clinical setting if it allows the transmission of accurate and rapid fecal calprotectin levels to treating clinicians. As discussed in the original archimedes report, the difficulties surrounding the need for an adequate cut-off remain the main barrier to the use of fecal calprotectin a...

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    Faecal calprotectin as an effective diagnostic aid for necrotising enterocolitis
    • Cathy Hammerman, Director Newborn Nurseries
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      • Alona Bin-Nun

    We read with great interest the recent Archimedes discussion entitled "Can faecal calprotectin be used as an effective diagnostic aid for necrotizing enterocolitis in neonates" by Houston and Morgan. In their commentary the authors correctly state that most of the studies used an ELISA method and that many local laboratories currently only run fecal calprotectin testing in once or twice weekly, which would not support it...

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