Ambient - 24 hours
Refrigerate if transport will be greater than 24 hr from time of collection
AHL - Microbiology; M
Days Set Up:
Mo - Fr
1 - 3 days
Collection/ Processing Details:
Collect specimen in early AM before the patient bathes or defecates by pressing the sticky side of paddle around anal area; replace paddle in tube. Collection of 3 to 6 consecutive daily specimens is recommended to determine if the patient is free of infection.