FECAL LEUKOCYTE STAIN

Specimen Required
Patients should refrain from ingesting barium for 7 days before specimen collection. Place 10 g or 10 mL stool in a Total-Fix® transport vial and send room temperature. Minimum volume 5 g or 5 mL. Stool must be collected in a clean dry container. Add stool to bring the liquid to the "fill to here" line and mix contents until homogeneous.

Alternate Specimen
Stool in Zn-PVA.

Rejection Criteria
Stool in Cary-Blair, frozen stool, specimens containing barium or received in other than Zn-PVA or Total-Fix®, unpreserved stool.

Methodology
Microscopy

Stability
Room temperature: 6 months; Refrigerated: Not recommended; Frozen: Unacceptable

Reference Range
By report

Performed
Sunday-Saturday

Turnaround Time4-6 days
Test CodeFLEU
CPT-4 Code (s)
89055
LOINC Codes
13655-6

Warde
Medical
Laboratory