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Test Code 261 Fecal Neutrophils

Additional Codes

MLAB: FECALN

PowerChart: Smear Fecal Leukocytes (WBC Feces)

Epic: LAB265 Fecal Leukocytes

MA Cerner: Fecal Neutrophils.

Test Method

Direct Smear; Diff-Quick Giemsa Stain; Dade Behring

Specimen Requirement

Fecal specimen is required.

Additional Specimen Collection Information

Collect a freshly voided stool specimen in a sterile container.

Performance

Performed Monday through Sunday

Typically completed within 4 hours after the specimen arrives at the testing site.

Reference Values

None seen.

CPT Code Information

89055 Other Pathology Services: Leukocyte assessment, fecal, qualitative or semiquantitative

Useful For

Suggesting presence of pathogens such as Salmonella, Shigella, and amebiasis

LOINC Code Information

13655-6 Leukocytes [Presence] In Stool By Light Microscopy