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.
Collection kits can be ordered using the Stockroom Order Request form (pdf).
Click on the documents below to obtain Instructions for local health department staff and/or patient instructions on how to collect a stool specimen. The patient instruction are available in English and Spanish.