Medical Microbiology – Specimen Collection
If you are a patient and have been asked to collect a specimen of urine or faeces by a health professional, please use the following links for guidance:
Health Care Professionals:
Appropriate swabs/containers/transport media and their use(s):
Plain universal container
30ml clear plastic container with white cap
For large tissue samples use a 60ml sterile container as for stool / sputum samples.
NB. For tissue samples taken in theatre, individually wrapped 30ml and 60ml containers are available from the Pathology store. Alternatively, directly inoculate the tissue sample into a cooked meat broth (available from the Microbiology department).
60ml sterile container
Wide necked clear plastic container with yellow cap