WBC stool

Alphabetical Test listing

WBC stool-6608

  
WBC stool
  
6608
  
89055.0
  
WBS
  
Stool, random
  
  

Collect one specimen per day.

  

Screw cap plastic container (non sterile)

  

Refrigerated - 24 hours

  
  • Improper label (unlabeled or mislabeled)
  • Time delay between time of collection and receipt of specimen
  • Inappropriate timing of collection
  • Improper transport container
  • Improper transport temperature
  • Interfering substances
  • Inappropriate specimen type
  • Leaking container
  • Specimens collected within 72 hour after a barium enema or a barium swallow
  
AHL - Microbiology: M
  
Daily
  
Routine - 1 day
Stat - 1 hour
  

Gram stain and microscopic examination

  

The presence of leukocytes (WBCs) in stool provides results of little clinical value. Their presence generally results from infection or inflammation of the intestinal wall. Normal stools generally do not contain leukocytes. Fecal leukocytes are present in ulcerative colitis, bacillary dysentery, ulcerative diverticulitis, intestinal tuberculosis, and abscesses or fistulas.

This test is not recommended for use with patients who have acute infectious diarrhea.

  
89055
  
11/30/2001
  
09/06/2018
  
02/24/2020