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Erm sorry a bit grim but how to give a poo sample?

(11 Posts)
Titsywoo Mon 18-Jan-16 20:08:32

I have a smallish pot (tall and thin like a urine sample pot) with what looks like a spoon in it <vom>. How do I get poo in it? And how much is supposed to go in there?

It annoys me that both the sample pot and the bag it needs to go in are clear and I have to hand it in at reception at my GP blush

gamerchick Mon 18-Jan-16 20:11:01

You just need a tiny scrape. Wait until the turtles head, halt and scoop a tiny lump out then finish.

You don't have to fill the tube.

FarrowandBallAche Mon 18-Jan-16 20:12:29

Or do a pop on to tissue then scoop.

maitaimojito Mon 18-Jan-16 20:15:15

Put a plastic tub in the loo to catch it.

Behooven Mon 18-Jan-16 20:15:17

Turtles head! shock grin [boak]

Or alternatively put a wad of tissue on your hand in the toilet to 'catch' it, and use your spoon to excavate what you need. Unfortunately there's no dignity in a poo sample.

Itsmine Tue 19-Jan-16 10:53:40

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

Itsmine Tue 19-Jan-16 10:54:30

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

longdays Tue 19-Jan-16 12:39:21

As others have said re collection. Just put the whole thing in an envelope when you hand it in at the surgery.

Milliways Tue 19-Jan-16 19:32:40

I had this dilemma a few weeks back trying to catch the most awful diarrhoea and decant it into said tiny pot......

YerTiz Tue 19-Jan-16 19:34:52

I used my son's potty when I had diarrhoea blush I did wash/disinfect it after!!

YerTiz Tue 19-Jan-16 19:36:03

And yes just a scrape then into the pot <blurgh>

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