Calprotectin-Genova Kit

Note: This is a home collection test kit that will be mailed to you.

Fasting Required: No

Specimen: Stool

Lab: Genova Diagnostics

Results: 14-21 business days
Note: Result turnaround times are an estimate and are not guaranteed. Our reference lab may need additional time due to weather, holidays, confirmation/repeat testing, or equipment maintenance.

Special Instructions: Ship to lab Monday-Thursday only. Specimen MUST be shipped within 48 hours of collection.
Refrain from taking digestive enzymes, antacids, and aspirin for two days prior to specimen collection, unless otherwise instructed by your healthcare provider.
Finish taking antifungal or antibiotic medications and wait three days before beginning collection.

NOT to be used for children under the age of 2.

Description: The Calprotectin gastrointestinal test effectively distinguishes Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) from Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD). IBS and IBD often cause similar symptoms of abdominal pain, cramping, and chronic diarrhea, making an accurate diagnosis difficult. Calprotectin reliably differentiates IBS from IBD using a patient-friendly, non-invasive, stool test. This is a one day collection kit.