Research recommendation(s) from an individual piece of guidance
- Faecal calprotectin diagnostic tests for inflammatory diseases of the bowel
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Research recommendations coming out of this guidance
- Further research is needed on the use and clinical utility of faecal calprotectin testing, and support pathways for the long-term management of these conditions in the community should be developed.
- Further research is needed on the impact of faecal calprotectin testing on clinical decision-making when added to current practice. This includes research into optimal cut-off values for tests and the investigation of repeat testing strategies in people with intermediate levels of faecal calprotectin. Development of a consistent definition for the 'intermediate range' is encouraged.
- Robust evidence is needed on the comparative performance of different faecal calprotectin tests, including the performance of POCTs compared with laboratory-based tests.