The presence of many muscle fibers may indicate possible steatorrhea or a diarrhea with rapid transit time.
Patient is required to eat adequate amounts of red meat for 24-72
hours before testing. Specimens may be obtained with warm saline or
Fleet Phospho(R)-Soda enema. Specimens obtained with mineral oil,
bismuth, or magnesium compounds are unsatisfactory. Barium
procedures or laxatives should be avoided for 1 week prior to
collection of the specimen.
Reported (Analytical Time)
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Specimen Requirements: 5 grams (1 gram minimum) stool collected in a plastic leak-proof container Reject Criteria: If patient had laxatives or barium procedures within 1 week prior to collection. Transport Temperature: Refrigerated Methodology: Microscopic Examination