Calprotectin test in Gurgaon
Select a Lab
Request a Call Back
How to book a Calprotectin Test in Gurgaon?
What is a Calprotectin Test used for?
Faecal Calprotectin Test is used to determine bowel inflammation such as Inflammatory Bowel Diseases (IBD) like Crohn’s disease. It distinguishes between disorders of the intestines and thus makes diagnosis and treatment easier. Long-standing conditions such as Inflammatory Bowel disease, which goes undiagnosed in many individuals, can be detected through a Calprotectin Test. Monitoring disease progression and treatment efficacy are other useful indications.
Your doctor may recommend you a Calprotectin Test if you suffer from the following symptoms:
- Diarrhoea or loose motion, which may be watery or, in some cases, blood-stained.
- Stomach aches in regular intervals.
- You may experience weight loss which cannot be explained by any other reason.
- Feeling of cramps
- Bleeding from your rectum or anus.
Symptoms may not always be the same as mentioned above, and therefore, one should not self-diagnose or treat themselves at home.
What is included in a Calprotectin Test?
The amount of calprotectin present in the stool is measured by this test.
Calprotectin is a protein that is produced and released by White Blood Cells (WBCs) called Neutrophils and Monocytes present in our blood. Whenever a tissue or part of our body is under attack by an infection, our immune system tries to defend it by sending Neutrophils through the blood.
These neutrophils act by releasing certain substances, important among them being calprotectin, helping to fight and bring down inflammation.
- Long-standing infection like in Chronic inflammatory bowel disease, these calprotectin levels may rise substantially.
- Sometimes the levels of calprotectin may be low in non-inflammatory conditions of the intestines like IBS.
Thus, calprotectin helps control the infection and is a useful indicator of your bowel or intestinal health.
When there is inflammation or one that does not resolve, it may cause the calprotectin levels to rise substantially over a period of time, which is known as chronic inflammation.
Research says that the sensitivity of a Fecal Calprotectin Test has improved over the years and thus has proved beneficial for Gastroenterologists around the world in managing intestinal conditions.
Procedure for Calprotectin Test
- Stool samples will be collected with the help of a collection device and sent to a designated laboratory by our lab technicians. This device helps prevent contamination from environmental and personal substances.
- The assigned laboratory will analyze the stool sample for calprotectin levels with the help of an ELISA test or Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay.
- ELISA is a gold-standard test that uses an antibody that binds to the intended substances (in this case, calprotectin) to determine the level of calprotectin in your stool.
- It is a highly sensitive tool that minimizes errors in detecting the levels of calprotectin.
- An ELISA test result will provide you with the amount of calprotectin present in your intestines.
How to prepare for a Calprotectin Test?
A few important precautions and preparations must be taken before giving your stool samples for testing.
- You must inform your Physician or Gastroenterologist about any existing medicine that you may be taking. After the proper screening, your doctor will advise you to go for a Calprotectin Test with a proper prescription.
- Certain foods and beverage intake may need to be reduced, stopped, or modified, like Nicotine products, Alcoholic beverages, and medicines like Non-Steroidal Anti-inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDs).
- One should wear clean disposable gloves while providing a stool sample, thus preventing contamination of the sample.
- The container must be held close to your anus to collect the stool properly.
- Gloves should be disposed of once a sample is collected.
Things to consider after a Calprotectin Test is complete
- Your stool sample will be sent to the designated lab.
- It may take a few days for results.
- After results for the Calprotectin Test are obtained, you must consult a physician or Gastroenterologist for further treatment. Self-interpretation may prove hazardous.
- Your doctor may recommend if further testing is required based on the results of the Calprotectin Test.
How much does a Calprotectin Test cost?
Approximate cost of a Fecal Calprotectin Test in India.
|Sr. No||City||Approximate cost|
|1.||Book Calprotectin Test in Delhi||Rs. 2250/-|
|2.||Book Calprotectin Test in Hyderabad||Rs. 2338/-|
|3.||Book Calprotectin Test in Kolkata||Rs. 2338/-|
|4.||Book Calprotectin Test in Pune||Rs. 2338/-|
|5.||Book Calprotectin Test in Mumbai||Rs. 2338/-|
How long does it take to get the results of a Calprotectin Test?
You can expect to get the results for the Calprotectin Test within 24 to 48 hours after the sample is collected. However, in certain cases, depending on the location, medical advice, and preferred lab partner, it may take longer.
What do abnormal Calprotectin Test results indicate?
Faecal calprotectin level may help you find out the possible causes of your symptoms.
Some bacterial infections may cause a significant and sometimes transient rise in the calprotectin levels in your stool, whereas, on the other hand, viral infections may cause only slight elevation.
- High levels: Usually indicate long-standing diseases such as Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), Colorectal cancer, Colitis. It may also provide an insight into the acute exacerbation of an underlying disease. Further, testing such as colonoscopy may be advised by your doctor.
- Normal to low levels: This may be nothing to worry about much, and your doctor may advise lifestyle changes, dietary modifications to improve symptoms. A lower than normal level of calprotectin in the stool may point towards a non-inflammatory disease of the large intestine such as Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS).
- Moderate levels: Borderline elevated levels may point towards initial stages of inflammation or bacterial infection, which may require further testing.
Is calprotectin a definitive test?
Faecal calprotectin level is useful in determining an intestinal condition but may not always prove to be a definitive test.
calprotectin levels are indicators of abnormalities in your intestines. They are not useful when a condition exists in your small intestine or other areas of the lower abdomen.
They may provide false-positive results when some other underlying inflammatory condition somewhere else in the body abnormally elevates the calprotectin levels like Cancer, Ulcers, and parasitic infections. Normal calprotectin levels do not mean the absence of IBD.
How to read the Calprotectin Test report?
All laboratory tests are provided with a reference range of the substance intended to be reported as normal or abnormal.
According to the York care pathway, the following reference range is provided for interpretation.
|Sr. No||Test result value||Interpretation|
|1.||<100µg/g||Normal or low|
|2.||100 – 250µg/g||Moderately elevated|
The values provided are recorded as µg/g read as micrograms per gram of a stool sample, which is the standard unit of measurement for calprotectin levels. The reference range may vary according to different labs and criteria used by doctors.
Calprotectin Test at home – how does it work?
The Calprotectin Test is just like any other blood test. A lab technician visits your home when you book your tests through the MFine app. The lab technician first prepares you for the test by wearing sterile gloves himself and will provide you with one as well. The required amount of stool sample is collected with a special container and is stored properly in a transport device. Recent trends have also provided a phone-based app that, if appropriate, can interpret results at your home.
Are there any risks involved with the Calprotectin Test?
During sample collection, a minor chance of contamination does exist, which adds up to diagnostic errors and the risk of misdiagnosis and/or treatment.
The Fecal Calprotectin Test may not detect conditions apart from the ones directly affecting the large intestine. Some Inflammatory conditions and cancers of the small intestine may go undiagnosed and need a high suspicion and diagnostic accuracy.
There is also a possibility of having low levels of calprotectin in your stool, and you still may have symptoms of Inflammatory Bowel Disease, which may be hazardous in some situations.
What can affect the results of a Calprotectin Test?
Normal or low levels of calprotectin in your stool may sometimes indicate that the inflammation has subsided, which means you are probably in a remission phase of long-standing bowel disease.
Any other underlying disease in the body may abnormally elevate your calprotectin levels, such as celiac disease, allergies, or intolerance to certain substances in the body. The symptoms of the above-mentioned conditions mimic any bowel disease, and thus it is important to rule out other conditions.
Why book the Calprotectin Test?
- A person may require a calprotectin stool test if they have symptoms of inflammation in the intestines, such as frequent diarrhea, stomach pain, or bloody stool. The results of a calprotectin stool test can help a doctor determine whether a person has an inflammatory or noninflammatory condition of the intestines.
For further assistance
Book Calprotectin Test Near Me in Gurgaon | MFine
Book Calprotectin Test Near Me in Gurgaon | MFine
What does the Calprotectin test measure?
- The test measures the level of calprotectin in stool. It also helps in evaluating inflammation in the gastrointestinal tract.
- Calprotectin is a protein that is released by white blood cells.
- In case of inflammation in the gastrointestinal tract, the neutrophils traverse to the respective area and release calprotectin, thereby resulting in elevation of calprotectin in the stool.
What Preparation is needed for the Calprotectin Test?
What happens to your test sample?
What do abnormal results indicate?
- The level of calprotectin is associated with an active inflammation level in the body. The degree of elevation is directly indicative of the severity of inflammation.
- Increased level of calprotectin is observed in IBD and also in cases of bacterial infections, parasitic infections or colorectal cancers, etc. An endoscopy may be recommended that aids in determining the causes of inflammation, signs, and symptoms of the manifestation.
- A low level of calprotectin indicates that the symptoms of the disease may be a non-inflammatory bowel disorder. This is defined as IBS and it does not cause inflammation. The common symptoms include cramps in the stomach, spasms, and bouts of diarrhea or constipation. In such cases, an endoscopy is usually advisable by the doctor.
- Moderate calprotectin level indicates the probability of certain inflammation that may be present in the intestinal areas. This thereby helps in analyzing the exact condition of the patient and also evaluates the severity of the inflammation.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can I avail at-home sample collection in DLF Phase 2, Gurgaon?
Yes, the sample collection for various tests can be done at home. MFine makes it easier with a single click, where you can book a slot for a test without going anywhere. Your test results will be delivered to your doorstep.
What is the cost of the Calprotectin test in Gurgaon?
The cost of pathological tests depends upon different laboratory infrastructures prevailing in the city. It is also dependent on the city and the laboratory facilities available in the laboratories. The approximate cost of the Calprotectin test in Gurgaon ranges to 2250 INR per person.
I stay in Kolkata. Can I book the Calprotectin test for my Grandmother staying in Gurgaon?
Yes, you can easily book a calprotectin test for your relatives and old family members living in distant places with the help of the MFine app.
How can I reschedule my appointment for the Calprotectin test sample?
Rescheduling of appointments is easily possible through the MFine application. The application has an option to reschedule the sample collection date and time.
Is the lab technician coming for Calprotectin sample collection vaccinated?
Our lab technicians are fully vaccinated. Further, they also ensure safety throughout by wearing a mask and using sanitizer and gloves during sample collection.
When is the Calprotectin test recommended?
A calprotectin test is recommended in case a person is suffering from symptoms related to IBD that often results in inflammation in the digestive system. It is also suggested in case the caregiver wants to distinguish between IBD and non-inflammatory bowel syndromes.
The symptoms associated with IBD may vary from person to person. However, the predominant symptoms that may indicate carrying out calprotectin test are:
- Bloody or watery diarrhea
- Abdominal cramps and pain
- Fever and weight loss
- Rectal bleeding
Is a prescription required to book a Calprotectin test?
No, a prescription is not required for the Calprotectin test. However, it is advised to disclose any ongoing medications or prior surgeries before undergoing the test. This prevents risks of adverse events related to the patient’s condition. It is also imperative for the patient to notify the professional regarding the comorbidity profiles if any. This would aid the caregiver to take any precautionary measures before or during the evaluation.
Does MFine provide result interpretation along with the reports?
Yes. MFine provides result interpretation along with the reports. Also, you will be able to avail a free doctor consultation after the lab test to understand your reports accurately. Our doctor will also advise and prescribe medicines if required based on the results.
Is the Calprotectin test definitive?
The calprotectin test is extensively carried out to help doctors distinguish between IBS and IBD. It also acts as a diagnostic tool to determine the presence of inflammation in the gastrointestinal tracts. According to the test results, the severity of the disease may be predicted. However, the test cannot reproduce definite results.
What other tests are usually recommended along with the Calprotectin test?
Different endoscopic procedures may be suggested along with the Calprotectin test. They are colonoscopy, upper endoscopy, sigmoidoscopy, or capsule endoscopy. These are regarded as key procedures that help in diagnosing IBD and also differentiate between Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis.
What diseases can be detected through the Calprotectin test?
Calprotectin test is used to monitor different inflammatory bowel diseases, for instance, Crohn’s disease, cases of ulcerative colitis, and indeterminate colitis. They are also helpful in distinguishing different irritable bowel syndromes.
How can I download my Calprotectin test report?
- Login to MFine
- Go to your profile
- Click Attachment and Reports
- Click Lab Report and download the same
Are there any discount offers running on the Calprotectin test in Gurgaon?
Usually, you can avail of up to 50% discount on the Prothrombin test through MFine. However, the discount and test price may vary based on lab partner and location.