Calprotectin, Stool
Fasting Required: No

Specimen: Stool

Lab: Quest Diagnostics

Results: 7-10 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.

Limitations: NSAIDs may cause elevated results.

Specimen Collection: Collect undiluted feces in clean, dry sterile leak-proof container. Do not add fixative or preservative. Collection container can be picked up at your local Quest Diagnostics. You must have your requisition with you at time of pick up.

Description: The test helps to diagnose inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), including Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis and to differentiate IBD from irritable bowel syndrome (IBS).

Alternate Names: Fecal Calprotectin, Stool Calprotectin