Colonoscopies halved by calprotectin test

Director of gastroenterology at the Alfred Hospital, Professor Peter Gibson, said a submission to the Medical Services Advisory Committee  for a rebate for the test was being planned. The Gastroenterological Society of Australia said it supported the application. 

“Faecal calprotectin is here and will be here in force soon. Everyone who is using it is enormously enthusiastic about
it for both acute and chronic diarrhoea,” Professor Gibson said. “GPs will do calprotectin in