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Test Code FECAPR Calprotectin, Feces

Useful For

Evaluation of patients suspected of having a gastrointestinal inflammatory process


Distinguishing inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) from irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), when used in conjunction with other diagnostic modalities, including endoscopy, histology, and imaging

Method Name

Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay (ELISA)

Reporting Name

Calprotectin, F

Specimen Type


Shipping Instructions

Ship specimen frozen. Specimens must remain frozen throughout the shipping process.

Specimen Required

Supplies: Stool container, Small (Random), 4 oz Random (T288)

Submission Container/Tube: Stool container (T288)

Specimen Volume: 5 g

Collection Instructions:

1. Collect a fresh random fecal specimen, no preservatives.

2. Specimens may be stored refrigerate for up to 72 hours following collection.

Additional Information: 1. Separate specimens must be submitted when multiple tests are ordered. Specimen must be split prior to freezing for transport. 2. Testing cannot be added on to a previously collected specimen.

Specimen Minimum Volume

1 gm

Specimen Stability Information

Specimen Type Temperature Time
Fecal Frozen 7 days

Reject Due To








Specimens collected from diapers

Reference Values

≤50.0 mcg/g (Normal)

50.1-120.0 mcg/g (Borderline)

≥120.1 mcg/g (Abnormal)

Reference values apply to all ages.

Day(s) and Time(s) Performed

Monday through Friday; 8 a.m.

Performing Laboratory

Mayo Clinic Laboratories in Rochester

CPT Code Information


LOINC Code Information

Test ID Test Order Name Order LOINC Value
CALPR Calprotectin, F 38445-3


Result ID Test Result Name Result LOINC Value
CALPR Calprotectin, F 38445-3

Test Classification

This test has been cleared or approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and is used per manufacturer's instructions. Performance characteristics were verified by Mayo Clinic in a manner consistent with CLIA requirements.

Secondary ID



If not ordering electronically, complete, print, and send 1 of the following forms with the specimen:

-General Request (T239)

-Gastroenterology and Hepatology Client Test Request (T728)