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Calprotectin, Fecal *

SIM

50150

CPT

83993

Synonyms

Specimen Type

Stool, unpreserved, random

Container

Clean screw-capped plastic vial

Collection Instructions

Do Not contaminate outside of the container, do not overfill container. Loose stools are acceptable.

Volume

Volume : 1 gram

Min. Volume  : 0.5 grams

Additional Information

Aid in the diagnosis of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), Crohn's disease, and ulcerative colitis and to differentiate IBD from irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) in conjunction with other clinical and laboratory findings.

Many gastrointestinal infections and colorectal cancer can result in elevated levels of calprotectin.

Patient Preparation

Specimen Processing Instructions

Once in the lab, if collected in a gray top stool container transfer to acceptable container for transport.

Transport Requirements

Frozen; specimens must be received at reference lab within 10 days of collection.

Specimen Stability

Refrigerated : 4 days  Frozen - 20 : 5 days

Rejection Criteria

Stool contaminated with urine; specimen older than 10 days of collection before tested; preserved stool

Reference Range

Reference range accompanies report

CriticalValue

 

Test Includes

Calprotectin detection

Methodology

Quantitative enzyme-linked immunoabsorbent assay (ELISA)

Testing Frequency

 

LCA

Reviewed By

Lisa McBride 

Reviewed Date

2/13/2018 

Supplemental

* Denotes Reference Lab Test

Reviewed by Lisa McBride on February 13, 2018

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