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Calprotectin, stool

Lab Section:  Sendout Reference  
Lab Location:  Sendout
Reference Lab: Quest 
Test ID: LAB4079 
Methodology: Immunoassay
Schedule: Set-up: Mon/Thurs morning
Reported: 7 days for routine orders.
Specimen Requirements:  Collection: 1.0 gram Stool in a Sterile Container.
Pediatric volume: 0.3 gram.
Collect undiluted feces in clean, dry feces leak-proof container. Do not add fixative or perservative.
Unacceptable conditions: Do not add fixative or preservative.
Stability: Ambient: 11 days; Refrigerated: 11 days; Frozen: 1 year

Notes: 

Clinical Indications: Diagnose inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), including Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis. Differentiate IBD from irritable bowel syndrome (IBS).

Reference Interval:  See patient report or consult reference laboratory website.
CPT Code(s): 83993
Last Changed: 10/06/2016 12:47:10
Last Reviewed: 12/21/2016 05:28:31