Send 1.0g unpreserved stool in sterile screw-capped container.
Loose/watery stools are acceptable. Ensure that no toilet tissue/sanitary materials are present in the submitted specimen.
Enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA)
Room temperature 14 days, Refrigerated 14 days, Frozen 14 days
An in vitro diagnostic aid to distinguish patients with active inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) from those with inactive IBD, as well as from noninflammatory irritable bowel syndrome (IBS).