Can you bring a very wet stool sample for testing? Or does the vet need a solid piece?
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7/23/07 at 3:21pm
They usually want a sample, any consistancy, pretty quickly. I don't know if I'd but it in the fridge?!
When we're going in and will need a stool sample, I tend to take one from the night before and then hope he goes in the morning again so there's a fresher one... I usually ziplock baggie it, then brown lunch bag it and stick it in the fridge - I write his name on the bags beforehand to prevent mix up at the vet (I dont know just how freezing would effect biological things within the poo, but I wouldn't personally freeze it).... um, a very runny poo may be a little difficult for the techs to deal with, but if it's all you got, then bring it.... ideally, the softer, yet solid poos are the easiest to perform the test on (ahh the fun times I experienced working at the animal hospital)