IBDoc – Buhlmann Diagnostics Corp


BÜHLMANN IBDoc® is not available for sale in the US.

Health Canada Licence: 98903, Device class: 3 

IBDoc® is the first self testing application for fecal calprotectin in IBD patients. Based on BÜHLMANN’s long lasting experience with calprotectin assays, IBDoc® allows IBD patients for convenient self testing of fecal calprotectin. CALEX® Valve has been developed for simple and easy-to-handle stool extraction. The incorporated valve allows the precise application of 60 µl onto the test cassette. The CalApp® smart phone application is available for  iOS and Android transforms smartphones into a test cassette reader.

The product can be purchased in Canada (not in the US) and requires the creation of a clinical account in charge of monitoring their patients. This is part of our concept to ensure professional monitoring of results and a clinical follow-up if results are positive. The clinic/doctor is responsible in purchasing the IBDoc® Kits that are then distributed to the individual patients.

For further information, visit www.ibdoc.net or see the US and Canada tabs below.


IBDoc has quickly become an invaluable tool for close follow-up in my patients with Ulcerative Colitis. My patients have been much happier with the quick results and the convenience of performing these tests at home compared to taking the samples to the lab. I have appreciated the benefit of being able to make changes to their management based on both symptoms and the objective measure of fecal calprotectin without the two-week turnaround I was accustomed to. The process alerts me to new results and the portal stores previous results so I can easily track my patients’ progress.

Sam Elfassy, MD FRCPC
St. Joseph’s Health Centre, Toronto

I have had the opportunity to use IBDoc within a community GI practice. It is a promising clinical test to obtain fecal calprotectin results with no delays or turnover. You are notified that the results are posted within the portal, that displays not only the results but a trending graph. Patients have expressed that it is easy to use, convenient and gives them a sense of participation in managing their disease. They are given the kit in clinic, which eliminates a trip to the lab to pick up sample containers and the trip back to the lab to drop off samples for testing. In clinic,I explain how to use IBDoc kit at home and how their results will be interpreted. I feel that fecal calprotectin results are part of the patients overall clinical assessment to help guide decision making in regards to disease activity and treatment.

Alana Carter
IBD nurse
Taunton Surgical Centre, Ontario

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Information below is for Canada customers ONLY:

IBDoc® is the first in-vitro diagnostic home testing device measuring the inflammatory marker fecal calprotectin at home.

BÜHLMANN IBDoc® is an in vitro diagnostic immunoassay for the quantitative determination of fecal calprotectin in human stool. The results of the assay are analyzed by a downloadable smartphone application. IBDoc® is intended as an aid to the determination of the inflammatory status of the patient’s intestinal mucosa for inflammatory bowel disease (e.g. Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis) monitoring. IBDoc® is an assay developed for self-testing / home use by trained patients ages 12 and above that are under the care of a healthcare practitioner. The test may also be used in a near-patient or laboratory setting.

The CalApp® turns your smartphone into a test cassette reader using state of the art image processing. Stool extraction is performed using the CALEX® Valve that is characterized by its simple and convenient handling of stool samples. The secure connection of CalApp® with IBDoc® Portal allows Health Care Professionals to directly monitor patient results.

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BÜHLMANN IBDoc® is not available for sale in the US.