Check you kit
You Microbiome Kit should include the following. if any are missing please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
1 x Collection tray
1 x Specimen collection vial
1 x Disposable gloves
1 x Zip closure specimen bag
1 x Absorbent material
1 x Lab form
1 x DHL return mailing bag
Read instructions fully before you begin.
If possible, avoid urine prior to collecting stool to avoid mixing it with your stool sample.
DO NOT discard the red liquid from the collection vial..
Write your Name, Date of Birth and Collection Date on the specimen vial.
Put gloves on and pass your stool into provided collection tray.
Using the spoon attached to the cap of the specimen vial, spoon stool from at least 4 areas of the sample.
Add enough sample to fill the vial up to the red line indicated on the outside.
Carefully mix stool and fluid with the spoon attached to the cap.
Replace cap tightly and shake vial vigorously for 30 seconds.
Place capped specimen vial containing the collected stool sample into the specimen bag along with absorbent pad and seal the bag.
Sign & return
Your stool sample must be received within 6 days of collection. If you cannot ship the specimen on the day of collection, please refrigerate and ship as soon as possible, preferably within 3 days.
Check, complete and sign your lab form.
Place the lab form and the specimen bag with the collected sample into the original test box.
Contact email@example.com to arrange for a DHL pick up or drop off. The Export code you should use when asked is 422473802
Avoid contact with skin and eyes to the specimen vial fluid. If you do get fluid in your eyes, flush eyes with water for 15 minutes. If your skin comes in contact with vial fluid, wash with soap and water. If ingested please contact a physician.
Continue taking prescription medications unless directed by your physician.