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Test Code CALPR Calprotectin, Feces


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 preservative.

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

3. If specimen 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.


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)

Secondary ID

63016

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 Minimum Volume

1 g

Specimen Stability Information

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

Reject Due To

Specimens collected from diapers Reject

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 Clinic Laboratories in Rochester

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.

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