Patient Specimen Collection Instructions: Stool  Specimens for Rotavirus, Clostridium, and Lactoferrin EIA (Fecal Leukocyte) Testing

  1. C. difficile - Stool/feces: Collect a minimum of 2 mL of stool sample in an appropriately labeled sterile container. Specimens should be liquid or soft. (Formed, hardened stool specimens are not acceptable for Clostridium difficile testing.) Store and transport to the laboratory at 2-8°C.

  2. Rotavirus - Stool/Feces: Collect a minimum of 2 mL of stool sample in an appropriately labeled sterile container. Store and transport to the laboratory at 2-8°C.

  3. Lactoferrin EIA - Stool/Feces: Collect a minimum of 1-2 mL of stool sample in an appropriately labeled sterile container. Store and transport to the laboratory at 2-8°C.
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