Calprotectin, Stool

Supply #F04 - Stool Container Red Lid

Test code: 16796

Methodology: Chemiluminescence (CL)

Clinical Significance: Calprotectin is a non-specific marker of bowel inflammation. Subsequent to white blood cell migration into the intestine, this neutrophil protein may be detected in the stool. Thus, fecal calprotectin levels may assist in diagnosis of inflammatory bowel disease; Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis and other disorders characterized by bowel inflammation. It can also be used as an aid in the differentiation of IBD from irritable bowel syndrome.

Alternative Names: Inflammatory Bowel Disease,Ulcerative Colitis,Irritable Bowel Syndrome,Crohn's Disease

Collection Guide: 

Supply: F04 - Stool Container with Red Lid

Preferred specimen(s): Solid Stool

Preferred volume: 3 grams

Transport container: Sterile Leak-Proof Container

Transport temperature: Frozen

Specimen stability: Frozen - 28 days

Collection Instructions: Using a dry, clean container, liquid or soft stool specimens are collecting according to the following procedure:
1. Transfer solid stool into the container. Avoid mixing toilet paper, water, or soap with sample.
2. Label the container.
3. Store sample frozen until shipment.

Reject criteria: Specimen other than stool; Stool in preservative or mixed with urine; Specimen in wrong transport container

For additional supply or collection device information, please contact DLO's Customer Service at (800) 891-2917, option 2.