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26084 Calprotectin,Stool

Calprotectin,Stool
Test Code: CALP
Synonyms/Keywords
​Calprotectin, IBS, IBD
Useful For
Aids in the diagnosis of Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD), specifically Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis.
Differentiates IBD from Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) in conjunction with other clinical and laboratory findings.
Specimen Requirements
Fasting Required Specimen Type Preferred Container/Tube Acceptable Container/Tube Specimen Volume Specimen Minimum Volume
(allows for 1 repeat)
Pediatric Minimum Volume
(no repeat)
​No ​Stool ​Sage Cup ​Clean airtight container ​5 grams ​1 gram ​1 gram
Collection Processing Instructions
​Random stool collection.  Ship frozen. May refrigerate (2-8°C) up to 4 days before freezing.
Specimen Stability Information
Specimen Type Temperature Time
​Stool ​ ​Frozen ​Until analysis
​Refrigerate ​Up to 4 days, then must freeze
Rejection Criteria
Stool contaminated with diaper material
Performing Laboratory Information
Performing Location Day(s) Test Performed Analytical Time Methodology/Instrumentation
​Marshfield ​Monday, Thursday​1 day​ELISA/Quatalyser
Reference Range Information
Performing Location Reference Range
​Marshfield 27.1 to < 50.0 ug/g     Normal
50.0 to 120.0 ug/g      Borderline     Re-evaluate at 4-6 weeks.
> 120.1 ug/g               Abnormal      Repeat as clinically indicated.
Interpretation
The Calprotectin assay has been demonstrated to be a marker of Inflammatory Bowel Diseases (IBD), specifically Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis.
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Quantity Description Comments
​83993 ​1
Synonyms/Keywords
​Calprotectin, IBS, IBD
Ordering Applications
Ordering Application Description
​Centricity ​Calprotectin,Stool
​Cerner ​Calprotectin,Stool
​COM ​Calprotectin,Stool
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Specimen Requirements
Fasting Required Specimen Type Preferred Container/Tube Acceptable Container/Tube Specimen Volume Specimen Minimum Volume
(allows for 1 repeat)
Pediatric Minimum Volume
(no repeat)
​No ​Stool ​Sage Cup ​Clean airtight container ​5 grams ​1 gram ​1 gram
Collection Processing
​Random stool collection.  Ship frozen. May refrigerate (2-8°C) up to 4 days before freezing.
Specimen Stability Information
Specimen Type Temperature Time
​Stool ​ ​Frozen ​Until analysis
​Refrigerate ​Up to 4 days, then must freeze
Rejection Criteria
Stool contaminated with diaper material
Useful For
Aids in the diagnosis of Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD), specifically Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis.
Differentiates IBD from Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) in conjunction with other clinical and laboratory findings.
Reference Range Information
Performing Location Reference Range
​Marshfield 27.1 to < 50.0 ug/g     Normal
50.0 to 120.0 ug/g      Borderline     Re-evaluate at 4-6 weeks.
> 120.1 ug/g               Abnormal      Repeat as clinically indicated.
Interpretation
The Calprotectin assay has been demonstrated to be a marker of Inflammatory Bowel Diseases (IBD), specifically Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis.
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Performing Laboratory Information
Performing Location Day(s) Test Performed Analytical Time Methodology/Instrumentation
​Marshfield ​Monday, Thursday​1 day​ELISA/Quatalyser
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Outreach CPTs
CPT Modifier
(if needed)
Quantity Description Comments
​83993 ​1
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