Instructions: Random stool specimen, collected in sterile, plastic,
leakproof container or stool specimen cantainer with spork
(Warehouse #77000). Adult and older pediatric patients can collect
the specimen by passing feces into plastic wrap stretched loosely
over the toilet bowl. Then transfer 5 grams of the stool specimen
into the plastic container. With young children and infants wearing
diapers, the diaper should be lined with clean plastic wrap to
prevent absorption. A pediatric urine bag can be attached to the
child to ensure that the stool specimen is not contaminated with
urine. Then transfer 5 grams of the stool specimen from the
plastic-lined diaper to the plastic container. Do not submit the
diaper itself. Freeze and transport frozen.
Reported (Analytical Time)
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Specimen Requirements: 5 gm (1 gm minimum) liquid stool collected in a plastic screw cap container Acceptable: Random stool Transport Temperature: Frozen Reject Criteria: Received thawed, specimens received in paint cans Methodology: Potentiometric