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[UPDATED APRIL 2022]
This is a simple, non-invasive and low cost test. Calprotectin is an abundant neutrophil protein found in both plasma and stool that is markedly elevated in infectious and inflammatory conditions, including inflammatory bowel disease.
Faecal calprotectin may also be useful in determining whether clinical symptoms in patients with known IBD are caused by disease flares or non-inflammatory complications/underlying irritable bowel syndrome and in providing objective evidence of response to treatment.
Random faeces, no special preparation of the sample is required.
Test request form, packaging and SAE for TDL
Take a small amount of stool onto the collection spoon and place in the pot. Make sure that your name and date of birth are clearly marked on the label. Check your details are correct on the request form.
Seal the sample pot in the plastic bag and post to the laboratory (The Doctors' Laboratory in London) as soon as possible after collection. Ensure that the request form is enclosed with the sample.
- Please, note that there is an interpretation fee for my letter to your GP. See Ordering Tests for more details.