Collecting a Stool Sample for Diagnosing Antibiotic Diarrhea
6141F-CldTNhO, Clostridium difficile toxingen
3443 F-BaktVi2, Bacterial culture of feces 2
8624 F-CldiVTx, Bacterial culture of Clostridium difficile in feces and detection of toxins
The purpose of these tests is to identify changes in the microbial flora of the intestine, due to antibiotic treatment or other causes.
1. Sampling kit:
- A clean container, for example, a disposable plate or a cardboard kidney bowl.
- A sampling container with a spoon attached to the lid and a Fecal swab.
- A sealable plastic bag.
- A sticker for recording your personal details.
2. Collecting the stool sample:
- Collect some stool (feces) in the clean container.
- Open the lid of the sampling container. Using the spoon attached to the lid collect the sample of loose stool. Fill approximately ¾ of the sample container with stool. Dip the Fecal swab in the stool so that the brush part is completely covered in stool. Put the swab in the transportation tube and break the swab at the red marking.
- Close the lid carefully.
- Attach a sticker to the sampling container.
- Write the sampling date and time on the sticker.
- Put the sampling container in a plastic bag and close the bag carefully.
3. Storing the sample:
Take the sample to the laboratory as soon as possible, preferably on the same day or the following morning the latest. Store the sample in a cool place, e.g. in a refrigerator (NB! Keep away from foodstuff).
4. Please note:
In order to minimize the risk of infection, please wash your hands carefully with water and soap after collecting the sample. Dispose the container you used for collecting the sample appropriately.