Calprotectin (Faecal)

Test investigation

Calprotectin (Faecal)

Laboratory offering test

NNUH

Units

ug/g

Also known as/Frequency of test

Calp, Faecal Calprotectin

Indications

Surrogate marker of activated neutrophils can be used to differentiate irritable bowel from inflammatory bowel disease, and for monitoring of patients with inflammatory bowel disease. Not for use in patients with suspected bowel malignancy.

Sample type

Faeces – Plain Universal

Turnaround times (TAT) Urgent/Routine/GP or OPD

4 working days

Reference intervals

<50 ug/g = Neg 50 – 150 = Ind >150 = Pos