Department: Referred Immunology
Alternate Names for Test: CALPROTECTIN
Specimen Collection Requirements:
Patient Preparation: A charge applies, except where the test is ordered by a registered medical 
specialist, or where specialist approval is obtained and the approving 
clinician's name and the clinical indication for the test is noted in the 
clinical details section.
Patient Instruction Sheet:

Faeces Collection

Sample Type:

1x Faeces - Random

Transport Requirements: Ambient
Referred Specimens:
Referred to: Canterbury Health Laboratories
Link to Reference Lab Website: http://www.labnet.co.nz/testmanager
Minimum Aliquot: 200 mg
Pre-Transport Requirements to Reference Lab: Refrigerate
Transport Requirements to Reference Lab: Ambient
In the Lab:
Lab Test Code: RFACA
Turnaround Time: 2 weeks
Reference Interval & Interpretation: Provided with Reference Laboratory result.
Link to Application and Diagnostic Use Website: http://www.rcpamanual.edu.au/index.php?option=com_pttests&view=tests&Itemid=77
Notes: Elevated faecal calprotectin indicates a high probability of intestinal 
inflammation. For patients with known inflammatory bowel disease in remission, 
faecal calprotectin >50 g/g is associated with an increased risk of relapse 
over the next 12 months.

Contact Details:
Lab Contact: Paul Tustin and Dr Richard Steele
Department Name: Immunology
Phone: (04) 3815900 ext 840
Fax: (04) 3815948
Email: ptustin@apath.co.nz

Test Information last updated on 14/03/2012
Website last updated on 14/04/2014 14:50

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