Specimen: Submit 5 g (2 g min.) Stool in a clean dry container. Ship refrigerated. DO NOT FREEZE.
Stability (Room): 2 hrs
Stability (Refrigerated): 6 days
Stability (Frozen): N/A
Price: Contact Medilab
Turnaround time (TAT): 5 – 15 days
Usage: Calprotectin is a neutrophilic marker specific for inflammation in the gastrointestinal tract. It is elevated in cases of infections, post-infectious Inflammatory Bowel Syndrome (IBS) & NSAID Enteropathy. Fecal calprotectin is used to differentiate IBD from IBS, to monitor treatment in IBD & to determine patients to be referred for endoscopy and / or colonoscopy.
Disease: Disorder of Gastrointestinal tract
Home Collection: Available
Pre-test Information: No special preparation required