Collection and transport of stool specimens

Collection and transport of stool specimens

Faecal specimens should be collected in the early stages of the diarrhoeal disease, when pathogens are present in the highest number, and preferably before antimicrobial treatment is started, if appropriate. The specimen should be collected in the morning to reach the laboratory before noon, so that it can be processed the same day. Formed stools … Read moreCollection and transport of stool specimens