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My doctor wants me to submit a stool sample because I have been suffering diarrhea on and off for about two weeks.  How do I collect the sample to bring to the lab.  I am a little repulsed by this.
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144586 tn?1284669764
You don't. There is a missing piece to this story. This is not the way the rest of the world submits a stool sample. I believe there is a little village on the Amazon River served by a wizened witch-doctor that does it that way.  Your doctor is supposed to provide you with several-stamped envelopes with a special card for each envelope with a little pocket. You take a smear with a Q-tip (included with the kit) and put in the special indentation on the card. Then there is a special plastic seal and the entire unit gets mailed back. They often ask for several such samples.
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When you go for this process then lab assistance will tell you detail process of it.Don't worry it is a easy process.
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