II. Indications

III. Technique

  1. Add 1 drop saline to stool
  2. Stains
    1. Wright stain
    2. Methylene blue stains viable cell's nuclei

IV. Interpretation

V. Efficacy: For identifying a Bacterial Diarrhea

  1. Similar efficacy to occult blood stool test as a marker of Bacterial Diarrhea
  2. Test Sensitivity: 50-80%
  3. Test Specificity: 83%

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