CALPROTECTIN, STOOL

Test Code
CALPR (16796)

Quest Code
16796

CPT Codes
83993

Preferred Specimen
1 gram unpreserved stool collected in a sterile, leak-proof container

Minimum Volume
0.3 g

Other Acceptable Specimens
Random liquid stool

Instructions
Collect undiluted feces in clean, dry sterile leak-proof container. Do not add fixative or preservative.

Transport Temperature
Frozen

Specimen Stability
Room temperature: 11 days
Refrigerated: 11 days
Frozen: 1 year

Methodology
Immunoassay (IA)

Setup Schedule
Sun-Thu

Report Available
3 to 6 Day(s)

Limitations
NSAIDs may cause elevated results.

Reference Range
See Laboratory Report

Clinical Significance
Used to diagnose inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), including Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis, or to differentiate IBD from irritable bowel syndrome (IBS).

Performing Laboratory
Quest Diagnostics Nichols Institute San Juan Capistrano
33608 Ortega Hwy
San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675-2042



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