The specimen is analyzed for parasites and ova.

Collecting the sample

Pass stool into a clean container or onto newspaper placed under the seat of the toilet.

Collect a sample into the container with 7 ml of 10% formalin.

If your stools are loose (diarrhoea), collect 2 tea spoons of specimen into the container and mix well.

OR

Collect 1 tea spoon of specimen into the container and mix well.

Firmly close the container lid.

Labelling the specimen

Mark the container and tube with

  • your name
  • your social security number
  • the date of collection

Handling and storing the sample

Pack the container and the tube in a plastic bag and store at room temperature.

Deliver the specimens to the laboratory.