To assess for the presence of blood in the stool toward diagnosing gastrointestinal bleeding, cancer, inflammation, and infection.
(Method: Macroscopic examination, for appearance and color; microscopic examination, for cell count and presence of meat fibers; leukocyte esterase, for leukocytes; Clinitest [Bayer Corporation, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania] for reducing substances; guaiac, for occult blood; x-ray paper, for trypsin.)
|Appearance||Solid and formed|
|Epithelial cells||Few to moderate|
|Fecal fat||See “Fecal Fat” monograph|
|Leukocytes (white blood cells)||Negative|
|Trypsin||2+ to 4+|
Fecal Analysis has been found in Davis's Lab & Diagnostic Tests
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