Stool for White Blood Cells

Stool for White Blood Cells

Test Name:   Stool for White Blood Cells
Alternate Name (s):    
Laboratory Module:   Microbiology
Ordering Mnemonic:   STOOLWBC
Specimen Type:   


Collection Container:   Sterile Container
Container Information
Sterile Container
Collection Information:   Avoid the use of mineral oil, bismuth, Milk of Magnesia, antacids, compounds containing Kaolin or barium prior to collection. Avoid contamination with urine.

Have patient pass stool onto a clean, dry bedpan. Transfer a portion of stool containing mucous, blood or pus to a sterile container. Do NOT use toilet paper to transfer stool.
Test Schedule:  


Turnaround Time:   Routine

Preliminary: 24 hours

Final: 24 hours

Stat / Urgent

Preliminary: 2 hours

Final: 24 hours

Reference Interval:  


Critical Values:   As WBC are detected and identified the information is made available to the health care provider.
Lab Process Notes :    
Storage & Transport:   Specimen should be refrigerated until it can be transported to the lab. Once in the lab it will be refrigerated until processed.
Test Referred to :    On site, BGH laboratory


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