|Methodology||ENZYME-LINKED IMMUNOABSORBENT ASSAY (ELISA)|
|Description||Useful for the evaluation of patients suspected of having a gastrointestinal inflammatory process.
Distinguishing inflammatory bowel diseas (IBD) from irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), when used in conjunction with other diagnostic modalities, including endoscopy, histology and imaging.
|Specimen||Stool container, urine cup
1-5 g stool sample
Collect a fresh random stool specimen, no preservatives, and store at 2-8 degrees C during transport
|Reference Values||27.1 - 49.9 mg/kg (Normal; No follow-up)
50.0 - 120.0 mg/kg (Borderline; Re-evaluate at 4-6 weeks)
>120.0 mg/kg (Abnormal; Repeat as clinically indicated)
|Analytic Time||1 Day|
|Day(s) Test Set Up||Once per week, Saturday or Sunday|