During the acute stage, submit in enteric transport media (ETM).
Specimen Collection Requirements
Stool collected in enteric transport media (ETM). Deliver to lab ASAP.
In preservative up to 24 hours, refrigerated.
Container filled to fill line, and not overfilled.
Under-filled transport vials are unacceptable.
ASAP to lab, or 24 hours refrigerated.
Fresh stool, over-filled vials, and older than 24 hours refrigerated.
This does not include E. coli 0157, or other enteric pathogens.
Reflexes to confirmatory testing performed by OSPHL.
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