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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; Bendict’s solution (copper sulfate) 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” study|
|Leukocytes (white blood cells)||Negative|
|Trypsin||2+ to 4+|
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Bladh, Mickey Lynn., and Anne M. Van Leeuwen. "Fecal Analysis." Davis's Lab & Diagnostic Tests, 7th ed., F.A. Davis Company, 2017. Nursing Central, nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Davis-Lab-and-Diagnostic-Tests/425326/all/Fecal_Analysis.
Bladh ML, Van Leeuwen AM. Fecal Analysis. Davis's Lab & Diagnostic Tests. 7th ed. F.A. Davis Company; 2017. https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Davis-Lab-and-Diagnostic-Tests/425326/all/Fecal_Analysis. Accessed April 18, 2019.
Bladh, M. L., & Van Leeuwen, A. M. (2017). Fecal Analysis. In Davis's Lab & Diagnostic Tests. Available from https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Davis-Lab-and-Diagnostic-Tests/425326/all/Fecal_Analysis
Bladh ML, Van Leeuwen AM. Fecal Analysis [Internet]. In: Davis's Lab & Diagnostic Tests. F.A. Davis Company; 2017. [cited 2019 April 18]. Available from: https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Davis-Lab-and-Diagnostic-Tests/425326/all/Fecal_Analysis.
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