Collecting the sample 

Keep the tube at room temperature before collecting the sample.

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

Collecting the sample:

  1. Remove the cap from the tube.
  2. Collect a sample from stool with the swab and place the swab into the tube.
  3. Close the cap firmly.

Labelling the specimen

Mark the tube with

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

Handling and storing the sample

Pack the tube in a plastic bag and store refrigerated.
Deliver the specimen to the laboratory