Department: 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

Sample Type Notes: Faecal sample, 2-3 gm. Samples can be received either at room temperature, 
refrigerated or frozen. On receipt, place specimens into the Calprotectin sample 
container located on the top compartment of the -20C freezer in specimen 
Minimum Sample Volume: 2 -3 gms
Pre-Analytical Storage Requirements: Up to 7 days at room temperature or 4oC. Preference is for aliquot to be frozen at sendaways.
Transport Requirements: Frozen
In the Lab:
Delphic Code: CALP
Lab Solutions Code: RFACA
Turnaround Time: Weekly
Reference Interval & Interpretation:  <50 ug/g 
Method: Phadia Immunocap 250 using ELIA technology (chemiluminescence)
Units of Measurement for Test: ug/g
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 ug/g is associated with an increased risk of relapse 
over the next 12 months.

Contact Details:
Lab Contact: Paul Tustin & Glennis White
Department Name: Immunology
Phone: (04) 3815900

Test Information last updated on 09/09/2015
Website last updated on 21/11/2015 11:46

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