Geisinger Medical Laboratories/Geisinger Proven Diagnostics Test Catalog

Test Name: Sunquest Test Code Epic Procedure Code Or ID CPT Code:  

CALPROTECTIN, STOOL

ORDERING INFORMATION:
Sunquest Test Code:
CALPST      Geisinger Epic Procedure Code: CALPST         Geisinger Epic ID: 43829

SPECIMEN COLLECTION
Specimen type:
Stool, unpreserved
Preferred collection container:
Specimen required:
3 grams (minimum 0.3 grams)stool - unpreserved
Special notes:
Collect undiluted feces in clean, dry sterile leak-proof container. Do not add fixative or preservative.

SPECIMEN PROCESSING
Transport temperature:
Frozen
Specimen stability:
Room temperature: 6 days Refrigerated: 7 days Frozen: 28 days.
Rejection criteria:
Stool collected in a container with fixative or preservative.

TEST DETAILS
CPT code(s):
83993
Note: The billing party has sole responsibility for CPT coding.  Any questions regarding coding should be directed to the payer being billed.  The CPT codes provided by GML are based on AMA guidelines and are for informational purposes only.
Methodology:
Chemiluminescence
Synonyms:
Quest test code 16796
Clinical significance:
Diagnose inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), including Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis. Differentiate IBD from irritable bowel syndrome (IBS).

Performing Locations

Quest Diagnostics

Technical Lead: Michael Weaver    
Frequency: Set up: Sunday-Thursday a.m. Report available: 4-7 days.    
Performed stat? No
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