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Epic Test Name WBC STOOL
Synonyms Stool, White Blood Cell Stain
Specimen Requirements 
Container Sterile plastic container, aerobic swab, or PVA vial
Specimen Type Stool
Preferred Collection Volume 1 mL or gram
Minimum Collection Volume 1 mL or gram
Collection Instructions
Specimen Handling Deliver to Microbiology within one hr of collection. Transport rectal swab or stool in enteric transport media immediately to Microbiology. If transport is delayed keep at 2-8C. Stability (collection to initiation of testing): Unpreserved: ambient: 2 hrs; refrigerated: unacceptable; frozen: unacceptable. preserved: ambient: 4 days; refrigerated: 4 days; frozen: unacceptable.
Rejection Criteria Formed stool.
Methodology Qualitative Microscopy
Reference Range Negative
CPT Code(s) 89055
Department Microbiology
Contact Information Ph: 214-633-4940
Turn Around TimeWithin 8 hrs
Performed Sunday - Saturday
Performed by Microbiology
Updated/Reviewed 12/14/2016