Evaluation of patients suspected of having a gastrointestinal inflammatory process. Aids in distinguishing irritable bowel disease (IBD) from irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), when used in conjunction with other diagnostic modalities, including endoscopy, histology, and imaging.
Negative: <50.0 mg/kg
Indeterminate: 50.0 – 119.9 mg/kg
Positive: >=120.0 mg/kg
Collect random stool sample and refrigerate. Sample must reach special chemistry within 96 hours (4 days) of collection. Separate specimens must be submitted when multiple tests are ordered. Specimen cannot be added on to a previously collected specimen. Specimen cannot be collected from a diaper. If a specimen delayed longer than 4 days, freeze.
Fecal calprotectin results are obtained with the INova QUANTA Flash Calprotectin Chemiluminescent Immunoassay. Values obtained with different manufacturers’ assay methods must not be used interchangeably.