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Test Code 3396 Fecal Leukocytes

Performing Laboratory

Barnes-Jewish Hospital Laboratory

Methodology

Microscopic examination of stool for WBCs.

Literature References:

Brunzel, NA. Fundamentals of urine and body fluid analysis. 2nd ed. Saunders, Philadelphia, PA. 2004:287-9.

Specimen Requirements

Specimen Type: Stool, liquid

Container/Tube: Specimen container

Collection Instructions: Hard/solid stool specimen is not acceptable.

Day(s) Test Set Up

Monday through Sunday
Turnaround Time:
STAT: not available

Routine: results available the day of testing

Reference Values

Negative for WBCs

Literature References:

Moore, JG, et al. Simple fecal tests of absorption. A prospective study and critique. Am J Dig Dis 1971; Feb,16;97-105.

Test Classification and CPT Coding

89055

Additional Information

For BJH Laboratory Use Only

Analyte Stability:

4 hours

Laboratory Processing Instructions:
Test performed in BJH Hematology.

Specimen Transport Temperature

Ambient/Refrigerate NO/Frozen NO

LOINC Code Information

Name LOINC Code
Fecal Leukocytes 13655-6