This stool lab test looks for the presence of White Blood Cells (WBC) or Leukocytes in a stool sample. White blood cells, which are produced by the body to fight infections, are not typically present in the stool. When white blood cells are present, it can be an indication of conditions such as Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Crohn’s Disease or Ulcerative Colitis. White blood cells can also indicate a bacterial infection such as Shigella, C Diff, Salmonella or Cambylobacter.
Infectious Diseases, Digestive Disease
- White blood cell count (WBC)
Fecal Leukocyte Stain - The presence of leukocytes is an indicator of inflammation. Generally, inflammation is a product of bacteria-host interaction.