*See Remarks below*
Stool: 1 teaspoon ; Rectal: 1 swab
Same as volume required
Send within 2 hours at room temperature--Cells will lyse during time delays.
If specimen submitted in Enteric Transport Media (ETM) it is acceptable for up to 72 hours after collection.
Fresh stool >2 hours after collection. Refrigerated specimen
SPECIMEN COLLECTION INFORMATION
Stool specimen in a sterile leak-proof screw cap container or in Enteric Transport Medium (ETM)
Rectal swab with double swab culture device
Also known as Smear for WBC-Stool