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What is the best way to give a stool sample?

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Dr. Martin Raff
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Purpose?

This will depend upon the reason it is being submitted.
Generally your doctor will provide you with a container into which a specimen can be placed. Sometimes they can extract enough during a rectal exam to satisfy the need for a specimen. If it is for culture, it should be fresh (if that is an acceptable term for stool).

In brief: Purpose?

This will depend upon the reason it is being submitted.
Generally your doctor will provide you with a container into which a specimen can be placed. Sometimes they can extract enough during a rectal exam to satisfy the need for a specimen. If it is for culture, it should be fresh (if that is an acceptable term for stool).
Dr. Martin Raff
Dr. Martin Raff
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Dr. Martin Raff
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Purpose?

This will depend upon the reason it is being submitted.
Generally your doctor will provide you with a container into which a specimen can be placed. Sometimes they can extract enough during a rectal exam to satisfy the need for a specimen. If it is for culture, it should be fresh (if that is an acceptable term for stool).

In brief: Purpose?

This will depend upon the reason it is being submitted.
Generally your doctor will provide you with a container into which a specimen can be placed. Sometimes they can extract enough during a rectal exam to satisfy the need for a specimen. If it is for culture, it should be fresh (if that is an acceptable term for stool).
Dr. Martin Raff
Dr. Martin Raff
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