Specimen Requirements

Title

LEUKOCYTES, FECAL (WBC)

Specimen Requirement

Collect specimen in a sterile container if under 24 hours old. If greater than 24 hours old, collect specimen in the formalin vial of the ova and parasite kit. Avoid contamination with urine or toilet paper. Cap securely.

Methodology

Stability

Room Temp: 72 hours

Reference Range

By Report.

Turnaround

1-3 Days.

Clinical Use

Leukocyte analysis is a useful indicator of inflammation. Generally, inflammation is a product of bacteria-host interaction.

Test Code

SWBC