Days Set Up
Daily
Analytic Time

1 - 4 hours

MiChart Code
Fecal Leukocytes
Soft Order Code
FGST

Test Updated:

Synonyms

Fecal Leukocyte Gram Stain Screen
Fecal WBC's
FGST
Leukocyte Gram Stain Screen, Feces
Stool, Leukocyte Gram Stain Screen
WBC's, Stool
FECAL LEUKOCYTE GRAM STAIN

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Test Overview

Test Methodology

Microscopic exam

Test Usage

To determine presence or absence of white blood cells.

Reference Range

No white blood cells seen

* Reference ranges may change over time. Please refer to the original patient report when evaluating results.

Specimen Requirements

Collection Onsite

Fresh random stool in screw cap container or swab of stool. Follow specific instructions included with stool culture transport kit. DO NOT SEND IN ANAEROBIC TRANSPORT. Rejection criteria: specimen not received in appropriate container, swab is desiccated, specimen sent in anaerobic transport.

Collection Offsite

Send fresh random stool in stool culture transport or send swab of stool in aerobic transport. Follow specific instructions included with stool culture transport kit; DO NOT SEND IN ANAEROBIC TRANSPORT. Refrigerate and send within 24 hours. Indicate specimen source and collection date/time.

Normal Volume
0.5 mL stool or 1 swab
Minimum Volume
0.5 mL stool or 1 swab

Billing Information

CPT Code
87205
Pro Fee Code
 
LOINC
 

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Quality that sets us apart

As the reference laboratory division of Michigan Medicine's Department of Pathology, MLabs shares the institution's commitment to applying established quality principles to clinical laboratory testing. Like other large organizations in complex, consequential fields, we rely on an established approach to monitor quality throughout the testing process.