Performance Assessment of the Fecal Leukocyte Test for Inpatients

L. A. Granville, P. Cernoch, G. A. Land, James R. Davis

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Abstract

Traditionally, fecal leukocyte testing detects large bowel inflammation or disruption, conditions that allow leukocytes into the stool. However, test usefulness with inpatients is unclear. Two hundred five inpatients who had undergone one to three tests were identified, and their FLT results were compared to their gastrointestinal disease diagnoses at time of discharge. A specificity of 92% for detecting intact colonic mucosae in inpatients was found.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1254-1256
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Clinical Microbiology
Volume42
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 2004

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology (medical)

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