R U H Bath, return to home page

Pathology Departments Requesting & Reporting Blood Test Information Phlebotomy Guide Contact us
Blood Sciences

Blood Test Information

Calprotectin (Faecal)

  back to assay index

Test Code: FCA

Special instructions

Sample required
Minimum 1g faeces in a plain container.

Sent away to Southmead Hospital, Bristol.

Reference range


Turnaround Time
21 days

Department: Biochemistry

Clinical Application
Levels are typically raised in Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis but are normal in patients with irritable bowel syndrome. Result of 50-250 indicates some bowel inflammation-discuss with gastroenterology. Result of >250 indicates significant bowel inflammation-refer to gastroenterology.


back to top