Collection of faeces for pathogens or faecal parasites

You may be asked to collect a single sample, or a series of samples.

If series e.g. 3 samples are required, please collect these on SEPARATE days and deliver each sample to the laboratory on same day as collection.
Pass faeces into a child’s potty or similar clean vessel.  Do NOT contaminate with urine or water.

Using the scoop in the lid of the container, place a walnut sized portion (minimum) of faeces into the container.  If you have passed mucus, blood, or portions containing pus, try and collect these.

Screw the lid on tightly, and write your name, date of birth and the date and time of collection on the container.

Samples should be delivered to the laboratory as soon as possible after collection.

If you require further information regarding your test procedure, please telephone Taranaki Medlab:

New Plymouth - 758 7450
Stratford - 765 6229
Hawera - 278 4880