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Fecal Leukocytes Detection

Mnemonic

SM FL

Synonym

Methylene Blue stain - Fecal WBC’s - Fecal White Cells - Leukocyte

Guidelines

Alternative testing: Smear, Gram Stain or Fecal Lactoferrin (performed by ARUP)

Specimen Collection Requirements

Collect

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

View Stool Collection Guide

Patient Instructions for Special Stool Testing: English

Supply Item Number - 135327

Handling

See Specimen Collection-Transport Guide for Stool Orders. Record the time of collection on the 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

Reported

24 hours

Method

Methylene blue stain

Reference Values

CPT Codes

87205

Last Updated: Wednesday, December 23, 2020 12:27:03 AM


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