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Test Code CALPR Calprotectin, Feces

Important Note

Order synonym CALPRS


Use Sunquest code CALPRS to order

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


Advisory Information


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 stool specimen, no preservatives.

2. Specimens may be stored refrigerate for up to 72 hours following collection. Specimens must be frozen within 72 hours of collection and remain frozen throughout the shipping process.

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

4. Specimen cannot be collected from a diaper.

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 Medical 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 Form (T239) (

Gastroenterology and Hepatology Test Request Form (T728) (