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Calprotectin, Feces

Additional Codes

Primary ID

Epic Code

Mayo Test ID

CALP2

LAB3620

CALPR

 

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


Shipping Instructions


Preferred shipping temperature is frozen. Refrigerated or thawed specimens received more than 72 hours postcollection will be rejected.



Specimen Required


Supplies: Stool container, Small (Random), 4 oz Random (T288)

Submission Container/Tube: Stool container

Specimen Volume: 5 g

Collection Instructions:

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

2. If sample is sent refrigerate, send immediately after collection.

3. If sample cannot be sent immediately, freeze and send frozen (preferred).

Additional Information:

1. Separate specimens must be submitted when multiple tests are ordered. Specimen must be split prior to transport.

2. Testing cannot be added on to a previously collected specimen.


Specimen Minimum Volume

1 gm

Specimen Stability Information

Specimen Type Temperature Time Special Container
Fecal Frozen (preferred) 7 days
  Refrigerated  72 hours

Reject Due To

Other Specimens collected from diapers

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.

Analytic Time

3 days

Specimen Retention Time

7 days; extracted feces only, the specimen is discarded after processing

Performing Laboratory

Mayo Clinic 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

NY State Approved

Yes

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.

Forms

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

-General Request (T239)

-Gastroenterology and Hepatology Client Test Request (T728)