Calprotectin, Fecal CALPRO

Method(s) Quantitative Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay
Specimen Required
Collect Random stool. Collect specimen in a clean unpreserved stool transport vial.
Transport

5 g of random stool refrigerated (Min: 1 g)

Stability

Ambient: 11 days; Refrigerated: 11 days; Frozen: 1 year

Unacceptable Conditions

Specimens in media or preservatives.

Schedule Daily
Billing Code 5011142
CPTCode 83993
Notes Patients with IBD fluctuate between active and inactive stages of disease. Calprotectin results may also fluctuate. GI bleeding of as much as 100 mL per day will increase the fecal calprotectin concentration by only 15 µg/g.
Preferred Specimen Collection Device(s)
Reference Interval

Effective August 15, 2016
50 µg/g or less: Normal
51 - 120 µg/g: Borderline elevated, test should be re-evaluated in 4-6 weeks.
121 µg/g or greater: Abnormal

No Appointment Necessary
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12 Patient Service Centers in Central New York.

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