Calprotectin

Small Bowel Biopsy
Calprotectin is a polyclonal ELISA test designed to determine the amount of Calprotectin in stool samples. It can be utilized to differentiate between inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and irritable bowl syndrome (IBS) and to monitor treatment for IBD.
  • Includes

    Fecal H. Pylori Specific Antigen

  • Methodology

    The HpSA enzyme immunoassay (EIA) is an in-vitro qualitative procedure that detects Helicobacter pylori antigens in human stool.

  • Assay Category

    This test was developed and its analytical performance characteristics have been determined by Joli Diagnostic Inc. It has not been cleared or approved by FDA. This assay has been validated pursuant to the CLIA regulations and is used for clinical purposes.

  • Shipping Instructions

    Keep sample frozen and stored at -20C to -70C until it can be shipped.
    Stool specimen should be received by the laboratory within 4 days of collection.
    Package according to regulations regarding shipment of infectious material and pack with enough ice packs or dry ice to last 48 hours. Temperature during the shipment should not exceed 30°C.
    Ship overnight by appropriate courier (i.e. UPS/ FedEx).

  • Shipping Container

    Screw-top Clean Vial.

  • Transport Temperature

    Frozen and ship on dry ice.

  • Turn-Around Time

    Test performed weekly.

  • Results

    Results will be faxed and mailed immediately upon assay completion. Bill will be sent to the institution from which the sample was sent.

  • Preferred Specimen(s)

    Random stool collection. Loose or liquid stool samples are acceptable as normalization to stool weight is part of the calculation of the result.
    Submission of stool samples from diapers should be avoided unless the sample submitted can be taken from a portion of the stool which is not in contact with the diaper material.

  • Minimum Volume

    mg

  • Collection Instructions

    Approximately 1-5 g of stool in a screw-top clean vial. No preservative is necessary or indicated. Label container with patient name, date of birth, ID number, date specimen collected and referring physician name.
    Stool specimen should be received by the laboratory within 4 days of collection.

  • Specimen Stability

    Room temperature: Unacceptable
    Refrigerated: Unacceptable
    Frozen: 31 days

  • Reject Criteria

    Samples immersed in a colorless fluid (i.e., water, formalin, saline, etc.) Samples placed on graze, filter paper, or any other type of support or embedding media/material.
    Contact with diaper material.

  • Related Documents

    Sample Report