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Submitting Enteric Outbreak Specimens

Specimen Collection Kits

An enteric outbreak specimen kit has been developed to facilitate specimen collection. It contains everything a patient needs to collect a specimen. If there is any possibility that bacterial pathogen testing might be desired, a Cary Blair specimen needs to be submitted to OSPHL along with the raw stool specimen.

To Order

Collection kits can be ordered using the Stockroom Order Request form (pdf).


The documents below give instructions for local health department staff and patients on how to collect a stool specimen. The patient instructions are in English and Spanish.