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Test ID LEU Fecal Leukocytes, Feces

Useful For

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

Method Name


Includes trichrome stain.

Reporting Name

Fecal Leukocytes

Specimen Type


Specimen Required

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


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

Performing Laboratory

Mayo Clinic Laboratories in Rochester

CPT Code Information


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

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.

Report Available

1 to 2 days

NY State Approved