Investigation of suspected
Inflammatory Bowel Disease.
Calprotectin is measured in a stool sample by ELISA. Calprotectin is excreted in excess into the intestinal lumen during inflammatory processes and can act as a marker for inflammatory diseases of the lower gastrointestinal tract.
|Tube||Brown top universal with spoon|
|Additional Information||This test should only be used according to the
Leeds Map of Medicine change in bowel habit (CIBH) pathway as a guide to differentiate between IBD and IBS
This test is currently not included on
the UKAS scope of accreditation.
|Turn Around||14 days|
|Send to||LGI Microbiology Department|
|Collection Con||Samples should be collected as soon as possible after the onset of symptoms.
|Sample REQ||A minimum 2g of faecalsample is required.|
|IP Routine TAT||14 days|
|GP Routine TAT||14 days|