FECAL LEUKOCYTES (088-0050)
Synonyms: Fecal WBC; Gram Stain, feces
CPT 4 Code: 87205
Test Order Mnemonic: C WBC
Test Includes: Observation of leukocytes (WBC) in gram stain preparation
Request Form: Microbiology
Collection: Collect feces in a sterile container. Collection of fecal swab is acceptable.
Storage Instructions: Refrigerate.
Causes for Rejection: Leaking specimen, submission of more than one specimen per day, formed specimens
Availability: Samples are accepted 24 hours per day at the Microbiology Processing Laboratory, Room 5.137 McCullough.
Turnaround Time: 1 day
Special Instructions: The test can be ordered only once per day unless approved by a Microbiology Director or designee.
Specimen: Feces and fecal swab
Minimum Volume: 2 ml
Container: Clean, leak-proof container
Test Method: Gram Stain
Revised/reviewed 10/21/2011 by T. Friloux