Calprotectin Stool (Fecal) Test

Calprotectin Fecal


Test Code: 123255
Specimen Type: Stool

Description:

Calprotectin Stool (Fecal) Test 

This test measures the level of Calprotectin in a stool sample. Calprotectin is a protein released by a type of white blood cell called neutrophils.  Neutrophils release calprotectin in response to inflammation in the GI tract.  Inflammation in the intestines may be caused by inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), Crohn's Disease, ulcerative colitis, as well as some types of bacterial infections.  Symptoms of inflammatory GI disorders include abdominal pain, diarrhea, fever, weight loss, and rectal bleeding.  Other, non-inflammatory conditions may cause similar symptoms.  While a calprotectin test cannot identify a specific condition, it can help to distinguish between inflammatory and non-inflammatory conditions affecting the intestines.

Calprotectin testing is typically ordered when a person has symptoms of IBD.  Other stool tests such as a Stool Culture or Ova and Parasite may be done at the same time to help further identify the cause of a person's disorder. 

Turnaround for this test is typically 4-7 business days.

Note: Result turn around times are an estimate and are not guaranteed. Our reference lab may need additional time due to weather, holidays, confirmation/repeat testing, or equipment maintenance.

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Calprotectin Stool (Fecal) Test

Calprotectin Fecal


Test Code: 16796
Specimen Type: Stool

Description:

Calprotectin Stool (Fecal) Test 

This test measures the level of Calprotectin in a stool sample. Calprotectin is a protein released by a type of white blood cell called neutrophils.  Neutrophils release calprotectin in response to inflammation in the GI tract.  Inflammation in the intestines may be caused by inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), Crohn's Disease, ulcerative colitis, as well as some types of bacterial infections.  Symptoms of inflammatory GI disorders include abdominal pain, diarrhea, fever, weight loss, and rectal bleeding.  Other, non-inflammatory conditions may cause similar symptoms.  While a calprotectin test cannot identify a specific condition, it can help to distinguish between inflammatory and non-inflammatory conditions affecting the intestines.

Calprotectin testing is typically ordered when a person has symptoms of IBD.  Other stool tests such as a Stool Culture or Ova and Parasite may be done at the same time to help further identify the cause of a person's disorder. 

Turnaround for this test is typically 4-7 business days.

Note: Result turn around times are an estimate and are not guaranteed. Our reference lab may need additional time due to weather, holidays, confirmation/repeat testing, or equipment maintenance.

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