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Container/Tube: Stool container (Supply T288)
Specimen Volume: 3 g
1. Collect a loose, random stool specimen.
2. Freeze immediately.
3. If collecting from an infant, use nonabsorbent diapers to collect the specimen. If stool is collected in a disposable diaper, the solid and liquid stool must be combined. The liquid portion of the stool can be aspirated from the diaper using a syringe or alternatively can be expressed from the diaper into a cup. If a diaper has gel absorption, a cotton ball will be necessary to collect the liquid portion of the stool.
4. It is critical that urine is not also mixed with the specimen. Urine will interfere with the results.
Specimens from timed collection (24, 48, 72 hour) or formed stool