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Order Code GI15
Turnaround Time 24-48 hours
Test Includes


Specimen Requirements
Specimen Source
Raw Stool
Transport Container
(Specimen Container)

Sterile Transport Container

Preferred Specimens
Raw Stool
Minimum Volume (uL)
1 mL
Collection Instructions
(Transport Temperature)
Transport Refrigerated (cold packs)
Specimen Stability
Temperature Period
Room temperature Unacceptable
Refrigerated 72 hours
Frozen 72 hours
Reject Criteria

Fecal swab

Test Details
chemiluminescent immunoassay (CLIA)
Clinical Significance

Calprotectin assay can be used as an aid in the diagnosis of inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD), specifically Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, and as an aid in differentiation of IBD from irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). Test results are to be used in conjunction with information obtained from the patients’ clinical evaluation and other diagnostic procedures.

Reference Ranges

120 μg/g (Elevated)