Patient Information for the Faeces Test for Microbiology Culture

Faeces for Microbiology (MC&S and/or parasites)

Note: Specimen jar may contain liquid. The liquid is hazardous. Keep out of reach of children.

  1. Please write your full name, date of birth, date and time of collection on the jar(s) provided. You will have been asked to collect either a single specimen or two specimens on two separate days.
  2. It is important that the specimen is not contaminated with urine or water from the toilet bowl. Use an old ice-cream container or similar receptacle to catch the specimen.
  3. Open the brown top jar. Using the scoop built into the lid, place a scoop of faeces into the jar. Close lid tightly.
  4. If you have a blue top jar, open this jar with care as it contains a liquid chemical preservative. Using the scoop built into the lid, place a scoop of faeces into the liquid. Close the lid tightly then gently invert two or three times to ensure thorough mixing.
  5. On the same day of collection place specimen and paperwork in plastic bag provided and deliver to your local collection centre.

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