Preparation of a Debris-Free Stool Supernatant Suitable for Use with Automated Instruments
Publication Date: 2002-Oct-25
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A method of producing a debris-free stool supernatant suitable for use with automatic instrumentation is disclosed. A stool sample is briefly centrifuged after mixing with appropriate buffer and/or other diluent. The stool supernatant is then filtered using a serum filter device such as that designed primarily to remove fibrin and particulate matter from serum. The method is applicable to fresh stool samples or to stool samples in various transport media or preservatives.