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Faecal Calprotectin

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Please note, this test is not covered by Medicare.

Current costs are $50 for Eastern Health patients, and $75 for non-Eastern Health patients.  See the link in 'Notes' below for further information.

Collect a random faeces sample.

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

Samples can be sent frozen.

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: ehcs.ibd@monash.edu

Link to test information and costs :

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

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).