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Fecal Leukocyte 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.
Lab/Phone:
330-543-8412
TAT:
2-16 hours
Additional Info:
-
CPT Code:
87205
Synonyms:
Wright's Stain, Stool Smear for Leukocytes