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Test ID CALPR Calprotectin, Feces

Useful For

Evaluation of patients suspected of having a gastrointestinal inflammatory process.

 

Distinguishing inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) from irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), when used in conjunction with other diagnostic modalities, including endoscopy, histology, and imaging

Method Name

Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay (ELISA)

Reporting Name

Calprotectin, F

Specimen Type

Fecal


Specimen Required


Container/Tube: Stool container (T288)

Specimen Volume: 5 g

Collection Instructions:

1. Collect a fresh random stool specimen, no preservatives.

2. Specimen must be frozen within 18 hours of collection.

3. Separate specimens must be submitted when multiple tests are ordered, do not add on to previously collected specimen.

4. Specimen cannot be collected from a diaper.


Specimen Minimum Volume

1 g

Specimen Stability Information

Specimen Type Temperature Time
Fecal Frozen 7 days

Reject Due To

Hemolysis

NA

Lipemia

NA

Icterus

NA

Other

NA

Reference Values

≤50.0 mcg/g (Normal)

50.1-120.0 mcg/g (Borderline)

≥120.1 mcg/g (Abnormal)

Reference values apply to all ages.

Day(s) and Time(s) Performed

Monday through Friday; 8 a.m.

Performing Laboratory

Mayo Medical Laboratories in Rochester

CPT Code Information

83993

LOINC Code Information

Test ID Test Order Name Order LOINC Value
CALPR Calprotectin, F 38445-3

 

Result ID Test Result Name Result LOINC Value
CALPR Calprotectin, F 38445-3

Test Classification

This test has been cleared or approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and is used per manufacturer's instructions. Performance characteristics were verified by Mayo Clinic in a manner consistent with CLIA requirements.

Secondary ID

63016

Forms

If not ordering electronically, complete, print, and send 1 of the following forms with the specimen:

General Request Form (T239) (http://www.mayomedicallaboratories.com/it-mmfiles/general-request-form.pdf)

Gastroenterology and Hepatology Test Request Form (T728) (http://www.mayomedicallaboratories.com/it-mmfiles/gastroenterology-and-hepatology-test-request.pdf)