FECAL LEUKOCYTES DETECTION

Mnemonic

WBCST

Synonym

Fecal WBC’s - Fecal White Cells

Guidelines

An preferred alternative test is the Fecal Lactoferrin test

Specimen Collection Requirements

Collect

Fresh stool in a dry clean container before contact with toilet bowl water

Handling

See Preferred Specimen Collection/Transport Guide for Stool Orders. Record time of collection on order or requisition.

Minimum Volume

1.0 gram

Rejection Criteria

Specimen received past stability, enteric transport

Stability

Ambient: 1 hour; Refrigerated: 24 hours

Testing Information

Performed

7 days/week

Method

Wrights stain

Referral Lab

Samaritan Health Services Laboratories

Reference Values

CPT Codes

87207

Last Updated: Thursday, January 5, 2017 03:42:10 AM