Wright's Stain

Infectious Disease Laboratories:Microbiology

Test ID/Workstation: LEUKO MIC1

Specimen Type: Stool

Tube Type: Stool container, Rectal swab in culturette(See Special Instructions)

Collection Volume: 1.0 mL

Cause for rejection: Stool contaminated with urine, water, or interfering substances such as barium. Stool specimen sent on dry swab. Specimens sent in a diaper.

Storage: Refrigerated

Availability: Daily ( Slides are read on dayshift only 0800-1600)

Methodology: Microscopic examination

Special Instructions: Fresh stool is the optimal specimen for examination. WBC's will be destroyed as specimen is allowed to age. If a rectal swab is collected, the Wright Stain is the only test that can be done due to contamination when the smear is prepared in the laboratory.

OC Power Word: LFECALWBC

Lab/Phone: 330-543-8412

TAT: 2-16 hours

Additional Info: -

CPT Code: 87205

Synonyms: Fecal Leukocyte Stain, Stool Smear for Leukocytes

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