What is the best way to give a stool sample?

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).
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).