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Test Code LEU Fecal Leukocytes, Feces

Additional Codes

ALAB: YLEU

Powerchart: Fecal Leukocytes (WBC Feces) Smear (DB)

MA Cerner: Not Available

Reporting Name

Fecal Leukocytes

Useful For

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

Performing Laboratory

Mayo Clinic Laboratories in Rochester

Specimen Type

Fecal


Specimen Required


Supplies: ECOFIX Stool Transport Vial (Kit) (T219)

Container/Tube:

Preferred: ECOFIX preservative

Acceptable: Polyvinyl alcohol (PVA) preservative

Specimen Volume: Representative portion of collection

Collection Instructions:

1. Collect a random fecal specimen.

2. Carefully follow instructions on container.


Specimen Stability Information

Specimen Type Temperature Time Special Container
Fecal Ambient (preferred) 21 days PVA OR ECOFIX
  Refrigerated  21 days PVA OR ECOFIX

Reference Values

Interpretive report

Day(s) Performed

Monday through Saturday

Test Classification

This test has been cleared, approved, or is exempt by the US Food and Drug Administration and is used per manufacturer's instructions. Performance characteristics were verified by Mayo Clinic in a manner consistent with CLIA requirements.

CPT Code Information

89055

LOINC Code Information

Test ID Test Order Name Order LOINC Value
LEU Fecal Leukocytes 13655-6

 

Result ID Test Result Name Result LOINC Value
LEU Fecal Leukocytes 13655-6

Report Available

1 to 2 days

Reject Due To

All specimens will be evaluated at Mayo Clinic Laboratories for test suitability.

Method Name

Microscopic

Includes trichrome stain.