Comparison of the Copan Fecal Swab to Dry Containers for Collection and Transport of Stool Samples for Detection of Bacteria Causing Gastrointestinal Infections

Collection, preservation and transportation of stool specimens is important for the diagnosis of microbes causing gastrointestinal infections. Liquid Based Microbiology (LBM) is a new concept of liquid specimens transport used with the Walk Away Specimen Processor (WASP). The fecal swab (a tube with 2ml of Cary Blair medium and a flocked swab) and 2 enrichment broth, a Selenite (SE) and a Rappaport Vassiliadis (RVS) broth, both available in 2 ml tube, are part of the LBM media.