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PLEASE NOTE: Recent changes have been made to this Test


 Recent changes for Faecal Calprotectin

Recent changes for Faecal Calprotectin

Date
Field
Changed From
Changed To
5th March 2024
Collection & Request Instructions

For non-rebatable tests the out of pocket cost is $60

Sample must be a dedicated collection and be frozen at -20 upon recipept at the laboratory. Sample is stable for 3 days at 2-8 degrees. 

For non-rebatable tests the out of pocket cost is $75

Sample must be a dedicated collection and be frozen at -20 upon recipept at the laboratory. Sample is stable for 3 days at 2-8 degrees. 

5th March 2024
Laboratory

Referred Test

Biochemistry

Collection & Request Instructions

For non-rebatable tests the out of pocket cost is $60

For non-rebatable tests the out of pocket cost is $60

Sample must be a dedicated collection and be frozen at -20 upon recipept at the laboratory. Sample is stable for 3 days at 2-8 degrees. 

External Laboratory

Monash Pathology

1st December 2023
Collection & Request Instructions

For non-rebatable tests the out of pocket cost is $60

24th August 2022
Volume (Adults)

20 g

Minimum/Paediatric Volume

1 g

Collection & Request Instructions

Samples can be sent frozen.

External Laboratory

Monash Pathology

Frequency

Weekly

Notes

 

Contact

Monash University, Eastern Health
Department of Gastroenterology
IBD Gastroenterology Laboratory
Level 1, 5 Arnold St, Box Hill  Vic  3128
Ph: 03 9895 4632
Email: [email protected]

Link to test information and costs :

http://www.med.monash.edu.au/ehcs/services/metabolite/calprotectindrsinformation.html

 

 

24th August 2022
Request Group

CALPRO

Faecal Calprotectin

Ordering information:

 

Collect a random faeces sample. 

Please note: The conditons for the Medicare Rebate

A patient previously diagnosed with inflammatory bowel disease is not eligible for this item.

If 50 or more years of age Medicare rebate not available and must sign payment authorisation

66522.

Faecal calprotectin test for the diagnosis of inflammatory bowel disease, if all the following apply:

the patient is under 50 years of age;

the patient has gastrointestinal symptoms suggestive of inflammatory or functional bowel disease of more than 6 weeks’ duration;

infectious causes have been excluded;

the likelihood of malignancy has been assessed as low;

no relevant clinical alarms are present.

66523.  

Faecal calprotectin test for the diagnosis of inflammatory bowel disease, if all the following apply:

the results of a service to which item 66522 applies were inconclusive for the patient (that is, the results showed a faecal calprotectin level of more than 50 μg/g but not more than 100 μg/g);

the patient has ongoing gastrointestinal symptoms suggestive of inflammatory or functional bowel disease;

the service is requested by a specialist or consultant physician practising as a specialist gastroenterologist;

the request indicates that an endoscopic examination is not initially required;

no relevant clinical alarms are present.

 

 

 

 

 

Alternate names:
Calprotectin
Laboratory:
Biochemistry
Test Code:
CALPRO
Specimen types:
Faeces
Container types:
Faeces-plain potFaeces-plain pot
Collection Instructions:

For non-rebatable tests the out of pocket cost is $75

Sample is stable for 3 days at 2-8 degrees. 

Sample must be frozen at -20 upon recipept at the laboratory.

Minimum Adult Volume:
20 g
Paediatric Minimum Volume:
1 g
Notes:

 

 

Frequency:
Weekly
Laboratory Use Only
Storage Instructions:

Faecal calprotectin is a sensitive marker of intestinal inflammation and is used in the investigation of suspected inflammatory bowel disease ( IBD) , typically Crohns and Ulcerative colitis. Determining treatment efficacy and disease flare ups may also be possible.

 Normal levels are expected in Irritable Bowel Synrome (IBS).

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