Leukocytes in Stool (Fecal leukocytes)

  • The presence of leukocytes in Stool is indicator of inflammation as a result of bacteria. Leukocytes analysis is useful for the differentiation of bacillary dysentery, demonstrating a preponderance of polymorphonuclear  leukocytes (Neutrophil).
  • The presence of fecal leukocytes warrants a stool culture to determine the actual microorganism and then decide the proper treatment.
  • Accused bacteria include: Salmonella, Shigella, Campylobacter, Clostridium defficile, and Ecoli.
WBC in stool (Fecal Leukocytes)

WBC in stool (Fecal Leukocytes)

 


Medical Laboratory Doctor

Share This Post

Related Articles

Leave a Reply

You must be Logged in to post comment.

© 2019 Medical Laboratories. All rights reserved. Site Admin · Entries RSS · Comments RSS
Powered by WordPress · Powered by Medical Labs