ETM ; Stool in sterile leakproof container or Swab (See Remarks)
Stool Specimen or Rectal Swab
approximately 1 gm (size of pea) of Stool; swab (See Remarks)
When specimen submitted in Enteric Transport Media send at room temperature within 72 hours. If fresh (unpreserved)specimen or specimen submitted on swab, send within two (2) hours at room temperature as cells lyse over time.
Dependent on specimen type. Refer to Transport.
Fresh stool > 2 hours after collection
Use Enteric Transport Media for collection. ETM available through SPD at CHOP (Item number 55398).Only use a Leak-Proof Container or Culture Swab System when Enteric Transport Media is unavailable. Also referred to as Fecal Leukocytes.