Eosinophils in Stool

CERNER / EPIC MNEMONIC: Q/EOS
TEST INFORMATION: R/O allergies versus infection in newborns
DAYS PERFORMED: Daily
TURNAROUND TIME: 8 hours
SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS: Send to laboratory immediately.
CONTAINER TYPE: Stool container
SPECIMEN REQUIREMENTS: 1.0 mL
REJECTION CRITERIA: Specimen on diaper
MINIMUM VOLUME: 0.5 mL
HANDLING INSTRUCTIONS: Processing must begin within one hour of collection.
REFERENCE RANGE: Negative
METHODOLOGY: Hansel's Stain
TEST SYNONYM(S):Fecal Eosinophils