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Calprotectin Fecal

Ordering Info & Methodology

Test Code

Cerner Synonyms


Fecal Calprotectin, calprotectin

Turn Around Time


10 days


Ordering Guide

This is a send-out test (not performed by PHC).

MSP only covers testing for patients with an existing diagnosis of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD, Crohn’s or Ulcerative colitis) AND who are receiving a biologic therapy (e.g., infliximab).

Testing for other indications, including IBD screening is not covered, and patient payment is required.

Specimen Requirements

Sample Type

Collection Container

Alternate Collection Containers


Screw top sterile container


Add on stability
This is the length of time after sample collection that this analyte is stable. Test can be added to a previously collected sample if the time since collection is less than the add on stability time.

Minimum Volume

Add On Stability

Collection and Shipping Requirements

Send specimen in a screw-capped, plastic container. Do not add preservative. Store and send cold. Provide collection date and time. Refrigerated specimen must be received Mon - Thu within 48 hours of collection.

Reference Intervals

Female Reference Interval

Age Category
Reference Interval

Male Reference Interval

Age Category
Reference Interval
Additional Notes

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Measurement Uncertainty (MU)
Every laboratory value is an estimate of the true concentration of substance. MU is the 95% confidence interval around that estimate. 95% of the time, the true concentration will be within the range of the reported value ±MU. This value is based on analytical variability (precision) and does not reflect other factors such as sample collection and handling which may also affect the result.


Reported sodium = 140 mmol/L
Sodium MU = 1%
Expanded uncertainty = 140 mmol/L ± 1% or 140mmol/L ± 1.4 mmol/L
Interpretation - the true value of sodium in the sample is in the range 138.6-141.4 mmol/L, with 95% confidence.

Measurement Uncertainty

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