|Alternate:||WBCs in stool; Wright Stain for WBCs|
|Includes:||Stain and microscopic examination for WBCs|
|Available:||Daily 24 hours. Test performed on first shift only|
|Container:||Culturette or clean container|
|Normal:||WBC's not increased|
|Uses:||Identify the presence of WBC's which are often increased in bacterial infection|
|Limitations:||Gram stain is not as sensitive as culture. Some viral infections may also cause increased WBC's in the stool. The absence of WBC's does not necessarily rule out bacterial infection.|
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