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Stool test showed fecal leukocytes. What is this?

Jan 2013
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I have had a stooltest done & the results were Fecal Leukosytes. What it this?
Posted Fri, 17 Aug 2012 in X-ray, Lab tests and Scans
Answered by Dr. Mayank Bhargava 2 hours later
Thanks for posting your query.
Kindly mention why you have undergone for stool examination.
Some amount of Leukocytes are generally present in stool examination as these leukocytes are originated from shred off intestinal cells.
So don't bother about the presence of fecal leukocytes.
Normal Stool examination report:
a) The stool appears brown, soft, and well-formed in consistency.
b) The stool does not contain blood, mucus, pus, undigested meat fibers, harmful
bacteria, viruses, fungi, or parasites.
c) The pH of the stool is 7.0-7.5.
d) The stool contains less than 0.25 grams per deciliter (g/dL) or less than 13.9
millimoles per liter (mmol/L) of sugars called reducing factors.
e) The stool contains 2-7 grams of fat per 24 hours (g/24h).
I think this will solve your query.
Put your query if you have.
Take care,
Dr. Mayank Bhargava

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