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Test ID: CALPR    
Calprotectin, Feces

Specimen Type Describes the specimen type validated for testing

Fecal

Shipping Instructions

Preferred shipping temperature is frozen. Refrigerated or thawed specimens received more than 72 hours postcollection will be rejected.

Specimen Required Defines the optimal specimen required to perform the test and the preferred volume to complete testing

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

Submission Container/Tube: Stool container

Specimen Volume: 5 g

Collection Instructions:

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

2. If specimen is sent refrigerate, send immediately after collection.

3. If specimen cannot be sent immediately, freeze and send frozen (preferred).

Additional Information:

1. Separate specimens must be submitted when multiple tests are ordered. Specimen must be split prior to transport.

2. Testing cannot be added on to a previously collected specimen.

Forms

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)

Specimen Minimum Volume Defines the amount of sample necessary to provide a clinically relevant result as determined by the Testing Laboratory

1 g

Reject Due To Identifies specimen types and conditions that may cause the specimen to be rejected

Specimens collected from diapers Reject

Specimen Stability Information Provides a description of the temperatures required to transport a specimen to the performing laboratory, alternate acceptable temperatures are also included

Specimen TypeTemperatureTimeSpecial Container
FecalFrozen (preferred)7 days
 Refrigerated 72 hours