Table 2

Audit results for GP requests for faecal calprotectin levels across Somerset from 1 November 2013 to 31 October 2015 (n=308 patients)

Referral to secondary care
FC resultNumber of testsReferral madeReferral not madeNumber of patients with GI pathology identified if referred and investigated
Total308YesReferred but DNA appointment(s)NoPatient refused referral/investigationMoved away/lost to follow-upInfection present in microbiology stool sampleUC/Crohn's diseaseOther GI pathologyNormal
≤50 μg/g21043616700037
51–150 μg/g6338519 (one awaiting repeat FC)331 (tiny localised aphthoid ulcers in rectosigmoid histology non-diagnostic)One panniculitis one bile acid malabsorption30
≥151 μg/g35311420211Two bile acid malabsorption17
  • FC, faecal calprotectin; GI, gastrointestinal; UC, ulcerative colitis.