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Fecal Leukocyte Stain

Infectious Disease Laboratories : Microbiology

Test ID/Workstation :
Specimen Type:
Tube Type:
Stool container, Rectal swab in culturette - See Special Instructions
Collection Volume:
1.0 gm or swab
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. Rectal swabs or Para-Pak vials are not acceptable for preparing smears for fecal leukocyte stain. Specimen >2 hour at room temperature.
Daily (Slides are read on dayshift only 0800-1600)
Microscopic examination
Special Instructions:
Use a freshly collected stool specimen <2 hours old at room temperature. 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.
2-24 hours
CPT Code:
Wright's Stain, Stool Smear for Leukocytes
 Specimen Collection Procedures:
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