Specimen Collection Manual: Rectal Swab
- ESwab Collection System.
- UTM or UVT transport medium.
Specimen Collection Criteria
- Position the patient so that the anus is readily accessible.
- Insert a flocked swab 3-5 cm into the rectum.
- Rotate the swab and carefully withdraw it from the rectum. The swab should have fecal material on it.
- Do not use expired media. Check expiration date on all media prior to use.
Microbiology Laboratory – RO
Microbiology Laboratory – TR
Microbiology Laboratory – GP
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This directory currently reflects information only for specimens collected and/or processed at the
Farmington Hills, Grosse Pointe, Royal Oak, and Troy campuses.