3-10 grams Random Stool
Adult and older children patients can collect the specimen by passing feces into plastic wrap stretched loosely over the toilet bowl. Then transfer 3-10 g of the stool specimen into the plastic container. With young children and infants wearing diapers, the diaper should be lined with clean plastic wrap to prevent absorption. A pediatric urine bag can be attached to the child to ensure that the stool specimen is not contaminated with urine. Then transfer 3-10 g of the stool specimen from the plastic lined diaper to the plastic container. Do not submit the diaper itself.
Room Temp=4 Hours; Refrigerated=24 Hours; Frozen=60 Days
Received room temp >4 hours past collection; Received refrigerated >1 day past collection; Paint cans
10 g Random Stool
3 g Random Stool