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QFIT/Calprotectin Profile (Combined) (Self-collect)

Please post self-collected samples on the same day they are taken, avoid posting over weekends and bank holidays.

Profile details

  • Calprotectin
  • Quantitative Faecal Immunochemical Test (QFIT)

If CALP < 50ug/g then the below comment will be appended:

Calprotectin: < 50 ug/g- Not indicative of GI inflammation. Consider IBS, or quiescent IBD if this is a known patient.

If CALP = 50 ug/g or higher, then the below comment will be appended: Calprotectin: 50-150 ug/g repeat calprotectin in 2 weeks (Also consider other potential causes (infection, NSAIDS, GI malignancy) depending on the magnitude of the result and clinical context.)

Repeated Calprotectin result: 100–250 ug/g routine referral to gastroenterology.

Calprotectin: >250 ug/g urgent referral to gastroenterology.

Code

QCAL

Sample Reqs

QFIT sample collection device

Turnaround

5 days

Special instructions

Please post self-collected samples on the same day they are taken, avoid posting over weekends and bank holidays. 

Self-collect kit

KT362 or KT430


Sample type guide


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Updated Wednesday, 06 December 2023