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Laboratory Medicine

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Faecal Calprotectin


TestFaecal Calprotectin
Common AbbreviationsFCAL
Tube typeFaeces
Clinical IndicationFaecal Calprotectin can be used to identify patients with organic disease of the small intestine or large bowel, to determine the disease activity and monitor the response to treatment in patients with Ulcerative Colitis or CrohnÂ’s disease.
Specimen TypeFaeces
Sample typeFaeces extract
Minimum VolumeSingle spot stool sample
Special PrecautionsNo special requirements
Stability6 days at 2-8°C
Turnaround TimeInpatient: 3 days Outpatient/ GP: 3 days
Reference IntervalPlease refer to the Faecal Calprotectin Care Pathway
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