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Calprotectin Level Accurate ?

Lynda Lynda

I was just in the Hospital for Crohn's related symptoms.
I now have access through a patient portal for that Hospital system.
Apparently my Calprotectin was checked while at the Hospital.
A year ago it was 522.
This recent test result says only 176.
The Hospital sends the sample to the same Sonora Quest Laboratory system I use for my regular, blood, stool or urine tests.
176 is the lowest it's been in 5 years !!


Did they use the first bowel movement of the day? Calprotectin tends to be highest with the first BM of the day I think I read because the stool has been in the gut overnight.