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Test Code FLK Fecal Leukocytes Stool, Direct Examination

Specimen Type

Feces (stool specimen)

Container/Tube

FECES

Offsite Collection Instructions

See UCMC collection instructions.

Turnaround Time

Minimum 48 hours, Monday through Saturday

UCMC Collection Instructions

Specimen Collection: Collect in clean,
wide-mouth container. Use spoon in lid of EcoFix container to
transfer specimen into EcoFix preservative. Fill to red line
and
mix.

 

The following substances may interfere with detection or
identification of parasites: barium, mineral oil, bismuth,
metronidazole, tetracyclines, antimalarial agents, and
nonabsorbable antidiarrheal preparations. Specimen collection
should be delayed for up to 2 weeks after discontinuation.
 

Specimen Volume and Container: Entire
specimen
if possible in clean, sealable container or EcoFix vial. 1
specimen
per day for 3 days.
 

Specimen Transport: Clean container,
< 2 hr; EcoFix vial, up to 21 days, no
refrigeration
 

Microbiology Specimen Collection Tables
Please see link for Microbiology
Specimen Collection Tables
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  • Category “Intestinal”, Type “Stool”
    Table 2 PARASITOLOGY

Additional Information

Not performed on patients in-house > 3 days

Fee Code

30689055

DAY(S) AND TIME(S) PERFORMED

Monday through Saturday

STAT DAY(S) AND TIME(S) PERFORMED

Not Available

CPT

89055

Method Name

EcocFix Stain