How to Use


In-Lab Instructions for Use

Sample Collection
  • Add sample (approximately 2 grams) to PARATEST® bottle using collection scoop (2 cones of solid stool or 6 spoons of liquid stool).
  • Use pin at bottom of vial to scrape away stool from cone.
  • Sample may be stored up to 15 days prior to processing.

Degassing
  • Remove green cap while holding bottle upright.
  • Squeeze bottle several times to release any gases.
  • On final squeeze, securely replace green cap.

Sample Processing
  • Ensure lid and green cap are secure.
  • Shake to homogenize the sample (solid stool should be completely broken up to create a uniform mixture.

Sedimentation
  • Tap down bottle several times to clear lid of liquid.
  • Remove green cap.
  • Invert PARATEST® bottle and wait 15 minutes. Patented micron filter separate debris from ova and parasites.
  • A drop or two may fall into the tray. This is normal.
  • No centrifugation is needed.

Microscopy
  • Lift vial from tray (do not turn vial upright).
  • Squeeze the PARATEST® bottle over a clean slide, producing a drop of sample.
  • The sample is ready for analysis!