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Laboratory Medicine

Test catalogue

Calprotectin, Fecal

Test Name

Calprotectin, Fecal

Urine sample Specimen Type / Requirements

Container Type = Small Sterile Container

Minimum Volume = 10g Feces sample

Specimen Handling

Collection Instructions: Collect Faeces sample in a sterile container. Refrigerated specimen must be received in SMH lab and frozen within 48 hours of collection. Provide collection date and time.

Write your initials, date and time of collection on the collection label.

Laboratory Staff Instructions: Send specimen in a screw-capped plastic container. Specimen can now be accepted daily if within 48 hours of collection. Store and send frozen.

Rejection Criteria: Unlabeled or samples of non sufficient quantity.

Stability: Stable for 5 days Refrigerated and 1 month frozen.

Transportation: Send sample to core lab as soon as possible.

Required Documentation

Turnaround Time (TAT)

15 days

Test Utilization

Reference Value

1m - < 6m: < 538 mg/kg
6m - < 3y: < 214 mg/kg
3y - < 4y: < 75 mg/kg
4y - 17y: < 50 mg/kg
<= 18 years < 50 mg/kg

Test Code




Testing Location

Referred Out – ON, Canada (ROICL02)

Other Information

Last Updated: August 20, 2020