Specimen Requirements

Title

CALPROTECTIN, STOOL

Specimen Requirement

Send 1.0g unpreserved stool (0.5 g min) in sterile screw-capped container.

 

Loose stools are acceptable.

Methodology

Chemiluminescence

Stability

Room Temp 10 days, Refrigerated 10 days, Frozen 1 year

Reference Range

By Report*

Turnaround

4-5 days

Clinical Use

An in vitro diagnostic to 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.

Test Code

CALPW