- The container must be sterile and hermetically sealed. Do not add any preservative to the sample.
- A sample the size of a walnut or, in the case of liquid stools, 5-10 mL is sufficient.
- Feces should be collected before starting antibiotic treatment.
- Stool samples contaminated with urine are not valid. Toilet paper should not be used for collection.
- Keep the container refrigerated in the refrigerator until it is taken to the laboratory.