You will need
- sterile container for collecting feces
If you have any bowel problems, be sure to go to the doctor, tell us about your problem and ask them to prescribe you a stool sample for enteric group.
Find out and record exactly where and what time you need to bring in a stool sample. Ask your doctor what foods you should not eat on the eve of the collection analysis.
Go to the drugstore and buy a special container to collect feces. This is a normal plastic jar with airtight screw-on lid with convenient spoon to collect feces. The container sterile, so open it unnecessarily is not necessary.
If you are unable to find a container to collect feces in pharmacies (it happens, but very rarely, or you have not had time for this), take any glass container with a lid. You can use a jar of mayonnaise or other product. Thoroughly wash and boil utensils. To do this, put on the bottom of the pan a cloth napkin, it is a jar, cover with water. Bring the water to a boil, wait 5 minutes. Then remove the jar, place it on a clean towel and wait until dry.
On the appointed day, collect fresh feces and put in a container. Enough of volume equal to a couple teaspoons. Do not perform hygienic procedures before collection, otherwise, soap and other products can get into the material. Do not store the tests for a long time – the faster you will bring them to the lab, the better. Before leaving the house put a container in the fridge.
Giving samples to the lab, attach to the jar the directions to avoid confusion. Ask where and when you can pick up the results.
The results of the analysis of a feces on intestinal group, you will get not earlier than in a week. This is the time necessary for the bacteria are given a "harvest".
The stool test is prescribed not only to patients but also to healthy people as a preventive measure.