Calprotectin, Stool

Last Modified: 2/13/2019 2:58:25 PM

Medical Necessity Documentation:  
Client Notes:  
Patient Preparation:  
Specimen Requirements: 1 gm Unpreserved Feces in a sterile container
Collection Instructions: Collect undiluted feces in  clean, dry, sterile leak-proof container.  

Do not add fixative.
Minimum Volume: 0.3 gm Feces
Transport & Storage: Temperature/Stability: 11 days Ambient
11 days Refrigerated
1 year Frozen
Reference Range:

Normal: < 15.625 - 50 mcg/g
Borderline: > 50 - 120 mcg/g
Abnormal: > 120 mcg/g

Critical Ranges:  
Test Comments: NSAID's may cause elevated results.
Methodology: Immunoassay
Clinical Significance: Diagnose imflammatory bowel disease (IBD), including Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis.  Differentiate IBD from irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)
Custom Panel: No


Turn Around Time: 7 to 10 days
Days Performed: Monday, Thursday
Sites Performed: Quest - Chantilly to San Juan Capistrano
PHL Test Code: CALP
EPIC Test Code: LAB2779
Send Out Test Code: 16796
Alternate Test Names: Calprotectin
Included Tests:  
CPT Coding: 83993

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