How to use Copan’s FecalSwab® for stool collection

FecalSwab® for stool sample collection Quick Guide | Medical Supply Company


  • Collect a small amount of sample by rotating swab tip to cover it with faeces. Avoid touching the swab applicator below the pink moulded breakpoint.
  • Sample can also be obtained by taking a rectal swab (refer to package insert and institution standard operation procedures for instructions).


  • Remove cap from the tube and insert the swab to the bottom of the tube.
  • Mash and mix stool specimen against the side of the tube to disperse.
  • Holding the tube away from face, grasp the end of swab shaft and bend at a 180 degree angle to break at the pink breakpoint. If needed, gently rotate the swab shaft to complete the breakage.
  • Screw the cap on tightly to prevent leakage.


  • Identify tube with patient information and send

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