FECAL LEUKOCYTES

Code
600.0400
Name
FECAL LEUKOCYTES
Category
None
Department
Microbiology
Start Date
Expiration Date
Synonyms
Stool WBC
CPT Codes
89055
Site
Main Lab
Reference Test
ATLAS Test Code

Specimen Information

Type

Stool Container

Volume

5g

Transport Info

Refrigerated

Fasting Required?
False
Patient Instructions

Schedule prior to any barium procedures.
If after barium procedures, wait 2-7 days or until feces clears of white, chalky material.

Reference Range

No Leukocytes seen

Methodology

Microscopic Examination

Clinical Significance

The presence of numerous polymorphonuclear leukocytes in feces documents an inflammatory or an invasive process that usually arises from the colon or distal small bowel.

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