Test Details

Mnemonic

CALPT

Ordering Code

3000049

CPT-4 Code(s)

83993

Specimen Information

Collect

Random stool

Specimen Preparation

Send 1.5 g unpreserved stool refrigerated in an screw capped plastic stool container.

Minimum Volume

0.3 g

Transport Temperature

Refrigerate

Stability

Room temperature: Unacceptable
Refrigerated: 10 days
Frozen: 1 year

Methodology

Immunoassay
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Reference Range

Normal: 27.1-<50 mcg/g
Borderline: 50-120 mcg/g
Abnormal: >120 mcg/g
Borderline results suggest repeat testing in 4 to 6 weeks.
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