how to preserve a stool sample? - Cat Forum : Cat Discussion Forums
CatForum.com is the premier Cat Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 02-10-2013, 07:57 AM   #1 (permalink)
Kitten
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Posts: 20
Default how to preserve a stool sample?

Is the refrigerator a good place to store stool samples until I go to the vet? I want to take the latest sample, so I've been saving the latest in a plastic baggie in the fridge. Good idea, or should I leave it at room temperature?
amyhughes is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 02-10-2013, 08:16 AM   #2 (permalink)
Premier Cat

 
Marcia's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Virginia Beach, VA
Posts: 7,259
Default

That is what I did. Put it in a baggie and put it in the frige. Just be sure and stick it in an inconspicous spot and don't forget it! (for obvious reasons).
__________________
Cat owners' prayer: "Lord help me be the person my cat thinks I am"
Marcia is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-10-2013, 08:21 AM   #3 (permalink)
Senior Cat
 
3gatos's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 793
Default

I usually just get a sample the morning of. There's always plenty of poo overnight and I usually clean the box in the morning. I've never 'stored' a sample for longer than an hour, but I think I would just leave it outside until it's time to go to the vet (it's about 24 degrees here).
3gatos is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-10-2013, 09:02 AM   #4 (permalink)
Premier Cat

 
Mitts & Tess's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Arizona
Posts: 11,396
Default

My mother was visiting me and opened the fridge and screamed yelled at me. You know how mothers do that saying your name. She opened the fridge and found a sample waiting to go to the vet that morning.

My mother is a Christian Scientist which don't believe in doctors or vets for your animals. To this was double insanity as far as she was concerned. When you have multiple cats or fosters you do have to take the sample when you see your chance! That is why some people don't have the choice of taking the sample fresh!
__________________

~Merry~

With my eyes, they will be seen...With my voice, they will be heard....
With my hands, they will know comfort...With my action, they will be free...
~TNR and Rescue changes lives of animals.~

When the angels are busy God sends rescuers
Mitts & Tess is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-10-2013, 10:04 AM   #5 (permalink)
Jr. Cat
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Arizona
Posts: 56
Default

Check with your vet. It depends what the stool sample is for. Some bacteria, fungi, parasites, etc will die in the cold temp making it harder for the techs to examine and depending on what stage the organism is in, whether or not they will find something. So, check with your vet on what you need to do, if/how it can be stored, etc.
KozyKitty is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 06:07 AM.



Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
SEO by vBSEO 3.3.2
PetGuide.com
Basset.net DobermanTalk.com GoldenRetrieverForum.com OurBeagleWorld.com
BoxerForums.com DogForums.com GoPitbull.com PoodleForum.com
BulldogBreeds.com FishForums.com HavaneseForum.com SpoiledMaltese.com
CatForum.com GermanShepherds.com Labradoodle-dogs.net YorkieForum.com
Chihuahua-People.com RetrieverBreeds.com