Harvesting of stool samples can detect eggs and parasites , blood , bile, fat , pathogens or other substances.
Analyzing seat as features (color , texture , odor) can detect a possible gastrointestinal bleeding .
Sampling of the chair is either for a specified period of time (such as 72 hours ) and without the specification related to a specific time . Because stool samples can not be obtained “on demand ” a fair collection includes patient learning need to ensure the correctness of the harvest maneuvers without distorting the laboratory test result
- collection container with lid
- Two wooden tongue depressors (or other specific instruments offers laboratory re-quotes )
- paper towel or paper bag
- Patient reminder labels
- Laboratory analysis request form
will explain the procedure to the patient to ensure cooperation and fairness to maneuver harvest
A) a single sample collection without time specification
patient (if admitted ) is asked to announce the sensation of imminent defecation
patient is instructed to take a seat canteen . Same patient who harvest home alone . If patients will not use the toilet and canteen , the seat will be mixed with toilet water interfering with test results. Also , the seat must not be mixed with urine pH because it can inhibit the growth of bacteria in the stool .
put gloves, and using a tongue depressor will yield the most representative sample of stool .
be placed in the container and the lid closes .
seat if the patient removes with blood, mucus, pus , they must be included in the sample collected .
wraps oppressors language used in paper and discard the waste contaminated with gloves
wash hands well
B ) Sampling of stool over a period of time
labels are placed to the toilet or bedside be reminded that the test
will do the same as above, with the specification that after each sample collection is best for them to be sent immediately to the laboratory
obtained by enema if the seat should be used for this just plain water or normal saline solution
ensure that the patient can better toilet after the procedure, otherwise it must be helped to properly toilet
Special considerations :
will not ever put stool samples in a refrigerator containing other drugs or food
doctor is announced whenever the stool is unusual
harvest home alone if the patient will be instructed in performing the collection and storage of the sample.