Test Overview
Test Methodology

Chemiluminescent Immunoassay

Test Usage

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.

Reference Range *

Negative: <50.0 mg/kg
Indeterminate: 50.0 – 119.9 mg/kg
Positive: >=120.0 mg/kg

* Reference ranges may change over time. Please refer to the original patient report when evaluating results.

Test Details
Days Set Up
Monday, Wednesday, Friday
Analytic Time

8 hours

Soft Order Code
FCPR
MiChart Code
Calprotectin, Fecal
Laboratory
Chemical Pathology
Section
Special Chemistry
Specimen Requirements
Collection Instructions

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.

Normal Volume
5 grams stool
Minimum Volume
1 gram stool
Additional Information

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.

Billing
CPT Code
83993
Fee Code
KA029
LOINC
38445-3
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